While London councils are addicted to the easy money from slapping parking tickets on cars seconds after the meter has run out… NY has left parking to the private sector. You can park on the street, but have to keep moving your car to avoid penalties. It’s a real bore and frankly not an option. Car ownership is a rich person’s game. Your monthly parking fee will be $600-1000 (plus tax) per month. So that’s a whopping £10,000 per year, just for turning the engine off. As a result, private car ownership is low. The creaky subway is reliable. Cycling numbers are increasing all the time. Cabs are relatively cheap. As is Uber and its main rival, Lyft.