Streetfilms v. Local News on Congestion Pricing

Just in the nick of time, as the congestion pricing debate heats up again in Los Angeles, our friends at Streetfilms released Moving Beyond the Automobile: Congestion Pricing.  The value of Streetfilms could hardly be better illustrated than by comparing “MBA: Congestion Pricing” to this piece by KTLA on the same issue. Here’s a hint, the KTLA piece doesn’t even mention the idea of creating a “congestion free lane of traffic.”

 

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