Cities with the slowest traffic, mapped

Car commutes have largely gotten slower across America since the mid-pandemic era, per new data from mapping and location tech giant TomTom.

Why it matters: The findings are a reflection of increased traffic as more people head back to the office at least some of the time…

Between the lines: The pandemic was an opportunity for cities to rethink their transportation infrastructure in ways that might push people toward public transit…

At least one grand experiment to get people out of their cars and onto trains and buses is set to begin soon: Manhattan’s congestion pricing plan. Modeled on London’s largely successful effort, the idea is to charge people for driving into the busiest parts of the island — thus encouraging public transit use.Yet there’s been considerable pushback from commuters, especially across the Hudson River in New Jersey, where transit fees are set to increase this spring. The bottom line: Three things are certain in life: Death, taxes and rush-hour traffic.

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