Opinion

Derrick Z. Jackson

Finding the cure for traffic

Sweden’s capital cut traffic sharply by charging motorists downtown, and we can do the same

STOCKHOLM

For the price of a large cup of coffee, Sweden’s capital turned the typical Monday rush-hour traffic snarl into the equivalent of a calm Saturday stream of cars. Six years after the city imposed a congestion fee on drivers coming into the urban core, the sense of sanity in Stockholm’s streets continues to awe local researchers, environmentalists, and politicians.

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