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Well, Ed Lazere is running for DC City Council by promising to fight for the rights of Maryland residents to drive into DC, so I think we're a loooooooooooong ways off.

"Thus it's surprising that more mayors aren't clamoring to institute their own."

While it's the right thing to do and solves many problems, it is also incredibly politically unpopular (because "war on cars"), and politicians like to keep their jobs.

Congestion pricing is a tough sell. Toll road lanes with congestion pricing features are much more likely. Not the same, to be sure, but I suspect it's all we'll see.

The area of NYC in question has been about the most bike-friendly urban area in the US for many decades. Women? My mom rode to meetings and appointments around Manhattan on her old Raleigh well into her 70s. I left many years ago, before the advent of its many bike lanes, but even back then NYC was urban bike heaven and, in fact, congestion held speeds down, making it safer. GIven that and the critical condition of the subway and its critical importance to the City, I think the priorities are rational. Oh, and I'd tax and regulate the living hell out of the ride shares.

That sounds right to me. Still, there's only one way to cross the Hudson by bike, a bike/ped bridge between Hoboken and Chelsea would be a pretty big deal.

You have the boundless vision of a Green Robert Moses, Mr. Cycle. I would put those resources into that new rail tunnel and make the PATH train more bike friendly.

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