Nobody likes a traffic jam. Cities around the world have struggled to alleviate gridlock, with varying degrees of success. London, England and Stockholm, Sweden are among the boldest examples. Both cities implemented a congestion charge to reduce heavy traffic and carbon dioxide emissions. In both cases the number of drivers on the road during peak hours decreased, air quality and public transportation improved measurably — and neither city saw its economy come to a grinding halt.
The idea itself is nothing new. Canadian Nobel Prize