Space is a precious commodity in cities.
To reduce traffic and congestion in highly used spaces during peak hours, some cities are putting a price on driving in certain parts of the city. Known as congestion pricing, cameras are set up at the entrance of these zones and motorists pay a daily fee for driving in these typically congested zones.
A new video from Streetfilms takes a look at how it works and how London has fared since implementing congestion pricing.
Here are the highlights:
"The people that are in their cars are moving faster and the people that are in the subways are getting some kind of revenue stream that assists them in getting to their destinations faster," Sam Schwartz, a transportation engineer from New York City, told Streetfilms.
"Any world city that wants to compete in the 21st and is thinking about the 22nd century needs to think about congestion pricing," he said.
Watch the video:
What do you think? Is congestion pricing an important tool for a city of the future?
This post was originally published on Smartplanet.com