Saturday, October 1, 2016

Car culture forces people to drive. Let's break the hold of the car on society.

Plymouth Herald: ""I'll have to walk them to Bodriggy school, which isn't far, but Florence is not the fastest walker. It's going to take 35 minutes and I can't leave Michael at home on his own to catch the taxi as he's only nine years old, so the girls are going to be late every day.

"I am a single parent and I don't drive. I don't have anyone else to help but I am doing my best. I am learning to drive at the moment and once I can drive I am quite happy to take them to school myself.""

What would fare-free public transport do for your life?

Glasgow Live: "She explained: “We use public transport almost every day. The cost is really high and that’s a big ask for carers, who often face poverty and isolation.”"

Monday, September 19, 2016

“Car-free Sunday” a success, says Minister for Transport

The Brussels Times: "Thousands of individuals took advantage of cutting across the region’s 160 square kilometres on foot, by bike or using public transport, all without any major incidents, the police say.

The Royal Family also criss-crossed the streets of the capital by bike. Mr Smet commented, “Car-free Sunday” shows perfectly that a city with fewer cars is both a vibrant and pleasant city.”"

Monday, September 5, 2016

Free second ride for London bus passengers

BBC News: "Bus passengers in London will be able to make a second journey for free under a new system being launched by the capital's mayor.
Sadiq Khan said from 12 September a free second journey can be made within an hour of a fare being paid.
His office estimates 30 million bus journeys, currently costing £1.50 per passenger, will be made this way.
An Oyster or contactless payment card will need to be used to take advantage of the Hopper fare."

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Central Madrid to be #carfree

Business Insider: "Madrid plans to ban cars from 500 acres of its city center by 2020, with urban planners redesigning 24 of the city's busiest streets for walking rather than driving. "

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Ireland - Children using Leap Cards travel free for fortnight

Newstalk: "All child Leap Card holders, aged between four and 18, can travel free on any Leap Card service for the next fortnight."

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Oslo Started Removing Parking Spaces For A Car-Free City

carscoops : "According to The Nordic Page, the Oslo Municipality will go on with its plan to make the country’s capital a car-free city before 2019 by removing parking spaces, thus discouraging car owners to venture in the city’s center. "