Breaking the gridlock: a tale of two cities

For decades, the Swedish cities of Stockholm and Gothenburg suffered under rising levels of bumper-to-bumper traffic. That is, until congestion charging was introduced in the mid-2000s. They’ve since made great strides in unclogging roads and improving air quality. With congestion charging a likely prospect for at least one major centre in Aotearoa New Zealand in the not-too-distant future, there’s plenty we can learn from the Swedish experience.