Poll says New Yorkers oppose proposed road use fee

| Monday, May 07, 2007

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed $8 fee for driving into Manhattan isn’t sitting too well with motorists.

Reuters reports that a recent survey found that 61 percent of respondents were opposed to the idea, while only 35 percent supported it.

Bloomberg wants to use so-called “congestion pricing” to reduce heavy traffic and pollution in the heart of the city.

London began a congestion-pricing system several years ago. A drive into the center of that city now costs nearly $16 a day.

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