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How to Ease Traffic Congestion in Greenwich

March 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

How to Ease Traffic Congestion in Greenwich
– Moderator: Ernst Schirmer
– Panelists: Kristin Floberg, Planner, Western Connecticut Council of Governments (WestCOG); Jason Spigel, Freebee, and TBD

Traffic congestion from vehicles results in a significant time burden across the globe. If time is money, time spent in traffic comes at a high cost. As of September 2020, an average American worker loses approximately $1,591 per year to traffic.

Wages and productivity aren’t the only things traffic affects. Traffic congestion racks up many costs that are more difficult to calculate. These include the environmental impact of carbon emissions from idling tailpipes, the staggering cost of repairing and replacing roads and bridge infrastructure, and the health impacts of gridlock-induced stress.

With the advent of smart mobility, the return of micro-mobility, and tougher regulations on car emissions, the question of whether we have a new window of opportunity to tame congestion is now high on the list of possibilities. This panel discussion will look at a number of valuable options for easing congestion in Greenwich while highlighting their benefits and challenges.