People ask how to do a lot with a small budget. I simply say, “learn when the surge and congestion pricing and times are, and move your time to miss them.” it really is amazing what you can find and how little you have to pay versus just being inflexible with the time/date you want. I think the airlines were the first to adopt this pricing structure where time was placed at a premium for anyone having to get anywhere quickly. Today, you see the same models with hotels, destination locations, and even cities are trying to get into the game with variable road toll charges. Meanwhile, I am sitting here thinking of robotic autonomous vehicles and ways to allow humans more time to growing and learning with the increase of free time and the reduction of stress they might have with a smoother commute.
Notice, I am not really thinking of ways to optimize a system that is ok, but really will need some serious overhauls if people really don’t want to sit around in traffic all day. I joke about my autonomous “room on wheels” car/bus as it might be how people commute soon in and out of urban areas.
I was just in NYC, and I look at the fantastic island of Manhattan, and everyone else is saying the same thing. “I don’t really see this as a place for all the people in America, rather a place for the wealthy of the world to come and play and live with questionable LLC’s that their home governments might wonder about? While I see the billionaire buildings that are being erected that have a separate door for a few people with low income can come in, I wonder what the tax break vs. the actual cost of the apartments is? Anyhow I digress, the people I am waiting for are here, and that is the end of today’s 10 minutes. poof
All I know is if you want to save a bundle…simply avoid or move in the time close to the cutoff points of surge and congestion pricing.
There was an advertisement on tv in Europe where someone shows someone two of the exact same product. the buy askes, “what is different?”
the seller (usually a waiter) shrugs and says, “the price.”
A lot of the world is trapped in this surge pricing because of the way society is structured. For the average person, especially with kids, I feel bad as you get a mass of humanity all going off at the same time, places, and spaces…usually paying the peak rates. Certainly, there has to be a better way for all?