Parkway in 2019

Traffic on the Bend Parkway at the Colorado Avenue overpass looking north in 2019.

When traffic is stop/go/stop/go, you pay for it in time and frustration. And you may have to start paying more in cash.

Oregon may start charging fees to drive on interstates and freeways at peak hours. It could help reduce traffic and give people a nudge to bike, walk, take transit or skip a trip.

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"Oregon is not going to be greener if it implements congestion pricing and the only thing it does is change when people drive ..."

That's not accurate. If changing "when people drive" means they spend _less time_ idling or driving, then there will be less emissions.

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I'd welcome congestion pricing here. It's the only proven way to keep our town from being overrun by personal vehicles, look at any other fast growing city since WWII for evidence.

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