UWS Fears Congestion Pricing Could Turn Area Into Parking Lot

By Gus Saltonstall

Congestion pricing is about to turn Manhattan north of 60th Street into a massive parking lot as drivers look to ditch their vehicle before they hit the toll, residents worry.

The desire to park before crossing into the charging zone will also vastly increase crowds in subway stations and demand for CitiBikes and cabs, it's feared.

The plan, approved by the State Legislature in its budget this past weekend and expected to go into effect Dec. 31 2020, would likely vastly reduce traffic in Manhattan below 60th Street and it's expected to bring in an estimated $15 billion for MTA subway and bus improvements by charging drivers venturing south as much as $11.

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