THE SOCIETAL COSTS OF CONGESTION IN NEW YORK CITY, WITH APPENDICES

The report is a study of the problem of vehicular congestion on the island of Manhattan with emphasis on its Central Business District. It defines the nature of Manhattan's congestion, traces its growth over the past century, assesses its costs, and evaluates various abatement strategies. The approach is in the manner of a case study of the impact of street congestion on the economic, social and environmental health of the city's residents. Abatement strategies considered include several dealing with traffic management and goods movement, uniform bridge tolls, free transit fare zones, and the development of extensive pedestrian areas.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Citizens for Clean Air, Incorporated

    32 Broadway
    New York, NY  USA  10004

    Environmental Protection Agency

    Air Programs Branch
    New York, NY  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Ketcham, B T
    • Pinkwas, S
    • Wilder, S F
  • Publication Date: 1979-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 193 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00313857
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EPA-902/4-79-007 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: EPA-68-02-2860
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1981 12:00AM