Opinion: Open-streets festivals can help cities practice for congestion pricing (War on Cars Watch)

It’s official. Congestion pricing is happening in at least one U.S. city. By 2020, New York City will charge vehicles to enter Manhattan below 60th Street, using the money to pay for much-needed transit repairs.

Yet, even in a place where most people don’t drive, congestion pricing is being framed as a problem for car-owners instead of a way to fix the problems cars have caused.