Welcome to Reconnections’ Friday Reads. This week’s lineup: • Crossrail restores Kingsway tram tunnel (IanVisits) • London Book Barge: A bookshop to float your boat (NY Times) • How infrastructure affects house prices (Savills) • Emergency air quality tussles in Brussels (CityLab) • Berlin’s gap closure U5 project (Projekt U5) • Vancouverties want their Olympic streetcar back (NextCity) • US city Transit Score league table (Redfin) • 10 US urban freeways to ...
It has been 15 years since London’s congestion charge was introduced by the city’s first mayor, Ken Livingstone. Livingstone hoped the charge would reduce congestion, radically improve bus services, make journey times more consistent for drivers and make increase efficiency for those distributing goods and services throughout the city. Key measures show it has been a success: in 2006, Transport for London (TfL) reported that the charge reduced traffic by 15% and congestion – that is, the ...
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