Talk:Congestion pricing in New York City

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Per BRD, you should have brought it here for discussion instead of edit warring it back in. I added the anchors to preserve the section links when you changed the section heading. They normally go in or just above the heading, though the former has the added effect of putting the anchor template into every edit summary, hence why I chose the latter. There's zero need to link directly to the current Cuomo paragraph, especially as it is to expand. The section will ultimately be about the Cuomo plan, of which Move NY (Gridlock Sam) will be one component. Anyone hotlinking to the Cuomo section is best off landing at the section header rather than having their screen scroll to a random paragraph. Please revert your edit. czar 18:54, 14 August 2017 (UTC)

Unused source dump[edit]

A few things I found re: 1970s, but didn't consider appropriate/necessary to use:

a few temporary pedestrian malls have been created on Madison Avenue and other thoroughfares. But the suggestion of a permanent ban on certain city streets has brought angry protests from some merchants and businessmen.

New York is one of 36 cities that the E.P.A. has said could not meet the over‐all atmospheric standards for these pollutants even if the 1975 limitations on automobile exhausts were enforced. Therefore, these cities are under order from William D. Ruckelshaus, the E.P.A. administrator, to develop transportation plans to help meet the atmospheric standards.

Unhappy over Mayor Lindsay's compromise on the building of a new power plant in Queens, Citizens for Clean Air called on the Mayor yesterday “to demonstrate his goodwill and immediately ban private automobile traffic from the central business district—Manhattan south of 59th Street —during normal business hours”

czar 20:48, 28 August 2017 (UTC)


Some of the recent edits go into the weeds with policy, place, date specifics that aren't necessarily relevant to the general reader. The idea is to provide a general overview (encyclopedic) to the topic and if readers wants to know more specifics, they can follow the link to the source. In writing about potentially complicated subjects, I've found that it often isn't worth introducing specificity if the facts/claims lack prima facie importance to the paragraph's arc (or aren't plot points that will recur later in the section). Jargon otherwise risks the reader's attention. czar 03:43, 29 August 2017 (UTC)

GA timing[edit]

Wouldn't it make sense to hold the GA nom given the recent renewal of political debate on the topic? Usually GA noms hold until the breadth criterion can be satisfactorily met (such that the article isn't passed today only to need a new full section tomorrow). czar 13:20, 27 January 2018 (UTC)

I can see where you're coming from. But there are recent examples of NYC-related GA's that change quickly even after they are nominated and passed. For instance, the article on NYC Ferry was nominated as a GA in April 2017, even though the ferry itself had yet to open. Between that time and the date of passing (September 2017), the article changed significantly. I'm betting on this GA nom not even being reviewed for several months, based on the backlog, hence why I nominated it now. I could delay the GA nom if that's what's best for this article, though. epicgenius (talk) 16:44, 27 January 2018 (UTC)

Worth updating how the plan/momentum died again in last month czar 10:05, 13 April 2018 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Congestion pricing in New York City/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: AmericanAir88 (talk · contribs) 20:30, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

Time to start the Epicgenius backlog. I will be hopefully taking care of all your backlogged nominations. No-one, especially you, should have to wait several months. Every article I review of yours is impressive and shows your dedication. AmericanAir88 (talk) 20:30, 12 July 2018 (UTC)


@Epicgenius: Sorry for the delay, long work week at the office. AmericanAir88 (talk) 01:09, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

It's OK. I just started a new job myself, so I have very limited free time. epicgenius (talk) 01:43, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

@Epicgenius: Nice! I commute to the city everyday and my breaks are filled with wikipedia. I am guessing you are the MTA creative director? AmericanAir88 (talk) 01:48, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

I wish that were the case, but unfortunately, I'm only 19 years old. I learned the hard way that the MTA only hires students if they're heading into their senior year of college. I'm a rising sophomore, so guess that means two more years... Face-wink.svg epicgenius (talk) 03:07, 18 July 2018 (UTC)


  • The last paragraph of "reaction" is a complete copy and paste plagiarism from
    • I wouldn't call it "plagiarism", since it's a direct quote. A pretty long one, I must add (but not the entire paragraph). I've reworded it. epicgenius (talk) 01:43, 18 July 2018 (UTC)


  • I cannot access refs 19 or 20. Look into that
  • Ref 17 is dead
  • Ref 22 is dead
  • Ref 23 is dead
  • Ref 30 is dead
  • Ref 34 is dead
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  • Ref 44 is dead
  • Ref 53 is dead


  • "In 2017, Governor Andrew Cuomo reintroduced the congestion pricing proposal in response to the New York City Subway's state of emergency, a proposal that Mayor Bill de Blasio opposed."
Elaborate more on the state of emergency (what happened, effects)
If I elaborate too much, it will go into an irrelevant tangent. Thus, I only added a short overview. epicgenius (talk) 03:07, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
  • "A recurring proposal includes adding tolls to all crossings of the East River, which separates Manhattan from Long Island."
Elaborate more on this. Maybe give an example of a bridge (Brooklyn maybe). Talk more about the crossings of the east river and why its not tolled.
I will add info about this in the article's body when I get the time. But it seems like if I talk too much about these bridges, it will also become irrelevant. epicgenius (talk) 03:07, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
  • "which was very unpopular."
According to whom? Give examples
I reworded, to avoid this vagueness. epicgenius (talk) 03:07, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
  • "He had previously made a similar suggestion."
What was it? Why was it so similar.
It was the exact same suggestion. epicgenius (talk) 03:07, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
  • "The parking ban, announced in September 1970, affected a triangular 50-block area below Fulton Street[5] and upset truckers and merchants."
Elaborate more
There's not that much to elaborate on. I mean, I could go on about the details of the parking ban, but it would go on a tangent. epicgenius (talk) 12:18, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
  • "In 1970, the government enacted new federal air pollution regulations."
What was this? You could click the link but it would be nice to have a little background info.
  • "The city's transportation commissioner said that limited bans on two streets in midtown Manhattan had been successful."
How have they been successful? Elaborate more.
The reference doesn't elaborate how it was successful. In any case, this doesn't need much explanation. Since it was a vehicle ban, it just reduced traffic. epicgenius (talk) 12:18, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
  • The list starting with "On July 9, 2007" to "parking permits" needs to be fixed.
@AmericanAir88: I don't know what needs to be fixed. I simply added some explanations. epicgenius (talk) 12:18, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
@Epicgenius: I meant incorporate it into prose. AmericanAir88 (talk) 13:18, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
@AmericanAir88: OK, I have done that. epicgenius (talk) 00:03, 20 July 2018 (UTC)
  • "Coincidentally, by July 2008, gasoline prices of over $4.00 a gallon caused a 5 percent drop in vehicle trips into lower Manhattan, realizing goals that Bloomberg had envisioned for his congestion pricing scheme."
Very choppy and confusing. Consider splitting.
  • If you can, expand the 2015 proposal with additional citations accompanying it.
I expanded a little. I will add more later. epicgenius (talk) 12:18, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

@Epicgenius: Pass. The epicgenius backlog will finally go down!AmericanAir88 (talk) 01:32, 20 July 2018 (UTC)