Saturday, October 28, 2017

Dunkirk, France offers free public transit to all

Inhabitat : "The small coastal city of Dunkirk in northern France is perhaps most famous, at the moment, for its portrayal in Christopher Nolan’s eponymous 2017 film, but it also deserves special attention for its decision to offer free public transit to all. In a move designed to reinforce economic fairness and establish Dunkirk as a sustainable, low-carbon community, Mayor Patrice Vergriete established the city’s inclusive transit policy, which will expand free public transit service to seven days a week starting in September 2018. The policy change, paid for with money that was originally allocated for the construction of a sports stadium, has been successful in increasing and diversifying ridership and could prove to be a powerful model for other cities looking to improve their quality of life and decrease their carbon footprint."

Monday, September 11, 2017

Another French town adopts free public transport : "The western French town of Niort was celebrating with jazz and rock concerts, street performers and a circus this weekend after declaring that public transport would be free from Friday 1 September. It has become the largest of about 30 French transport authorities to make the move but will lose its place to Dunkirk at the beginning of next year."

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Three-degree rise in temperature will cancel out European emission reduction efforts : "Despite the COP21 international agreement to reduce global warming to below two degrees, the research team behind the study published in Nature Communications has warned that a global temperature rise of about three degrees is not only possible but highly likely when considering the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions submitted for the COP21."

Friday, August 11, 2017

Head of Bratislava Region proposes free public transport : "Pavol Frešo, incumbent governor of Bratislava Region who is running for the post for the third consecutive time, has come up with the idea of free public transport in Bratislava and Bratislava Region. He was inspired by an example of Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, where such a model has already been introduced."

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Free public transport for students in Luxembourg

Luxemburger Wort: "A long-cherished wish of the ACEL Student Association will come true on Tuesday: from August 1, all students will be able to use public transport in Luxembourg free of charge, no matter where they study."

Monday, July 24, 2017