Kathy Hochul’s decision to “pause” congestion pricing in NYC is cowardly, disingenuous, and wrong.

It reminds me of the decision Michael Bloomberg (of whom I am no fan) made banning smoking in bars and restaurants. The critics all came out saying it would hurt those businesses. Of course, the opposite happened.

It’s the same with congestion pricing: It won’t harm business, it will ultimately help them. A lot. There are many examples of that kind of article if you look around.

It’s extra frustrating as we see more and more European cities ban cars to simply wonderful results.

I would bet money the people who influenced Hochul don’t even come into the city.