NYC: Advocates Rally For Congestion Pricing On Upper East Side (War on Cars Watch)

The debate around congestion pricing in New York City is often focused on bustling areas such as Midtown Manhattan and the Financial District, but neighborhoods such as the Upper East Side stand to benefit from the policy as well, safe streets advocates said during a Thursday morning rally in the neighborhood.

A “robust” congestion pricing plan would reduce the number of vehicles entering the Upper East Side, resulting in fewer crashes and traffic injuries in the neighborhood, Transportation Alternatives senior organizer Erwin Figueroa said Thursday. Thursday’s rally was held in Tramway Plaza, located across the street from the Queensboro Bridge output on Second Avenue, to highlight one of the Upper East Side’s most dangerous intersections.