By Carol Tannenhauser
Still confused about Congestion Pricing: what it is, when it’s coming, and how it will work?
The UWS Coalition of Block Associations is holding a virtual informational forum on Congestion Pricing tonight, Wednesday, December 15th. This is a topic of growing interest to the neighborhood, especially now that public hearings have started and the MTA prepares to kick off a 16-month environmental assessment in 2022.
Among the issues that Upper West Siders have brought up in prior meetings about congestion pricing is whether more people will park in the neighborhood so they won’t get charged for driving into the congestion zone. Some have advocated for residential parking permits.
— W 64th thru 67th Streets Block Association (@6467_block) December 15, 2021
The featured speaker at the forum is Charles Komanoff, an energy-policy analyst, transport economist, and environmental activist in New York City. “He was a prime mover in the successful campaign to pass a congestion pricing plan for New York City, both as creator of the spreadsheet model used by state government and transit advocates to evaluate different tolls, and as an advocate for the idea of balancing transit investment with traffic-pricing,” the UWS Coalition says.
Date: Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 PM
YouTube Link (advance registration not required): https://youtu.be/XnAGDd4Pnew
And check out the UWS Block Association’s website for information and links to all of the programming it has presented in its inaugural year.