As part of a package of Earth Day proposals to green the city of New York, Mayor Bloomberg has announced a proposal to introduce congestion pricing in New York City, based on London's successful model.
The New York Observer offers the map above showing the proposal.
I believe that this sort of solution would be enormously beneficial to dealing effectively with Charlottesville traffic. As Governor Tim Kaine pointed out, we can't pave our way out of our transportation problems. Instead, we should be taxing our problems to pay for our solutions. We should tax congestion and we should tax wasteful land use. This makes sure that if people are contributing to common problems, they are paying their fair share for it.
I strongly encourage you, dear reader, to look further into this and to tell your elected representatives about it.