The Scottish Greens have promised to campaign for free public transport across Europe if the party elects its first MEP at this month’s Euro elections.https://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/scottish-greens-call-for-free-public-transport-across-europe-1-4922590
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
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Sunday, April 21, 2019
We conclude that to be even more effective, it should be extended to the all potential users, not just to local registered residents as it has been recently applied in state-run bus travels in rural municipalities in Estonia. Finally, more restrictive private car policies should be considered to fuel a sustainable mobility transition and increase cities life quality.
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Friday, March 22, 2019
In 1992, Carlo Ripa di Meana was the European Commission Envioronment Commissioner. He called for cities to be free of cars he said he was ready to become car-less, and so should other city dwellers, to prevent Europe’s cities being choked by the internal combustion engine.
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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Campaigners have called for free bus travel and the reopening of hundreds of miles of railway lines to end reliance on cars, as transport is due to be confirmed as the UK’s largest contributor to greenhouse gases.
Official data released on Tuesday is expected to confirm transport as the most polluting sector, largely driven by cars. It outstripped energy for the first time in 2016, with annual emissions of about 125m tonnes of CO2. This figure has barely changed since 1990.
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Saturday, February 2, 2019
...We are aware, courtesy of the Transport Master Plan 2025, that 50 per cent of journeys made by private cars are of a short duration: less than 15 minutes. These would be short distances either within the same area or between neighbouring areas. Imagine transport policy effectively targeting these journeys through, for example, well-planned regional public transport, or frequent circular bus routes in the large localities. Isn’t the prize of being able to reduce traffic by a staggering 50 per cent worth the effort? We do not need flyovers and massive investment in road infrastructure to achieve this target. Just some common sense and the ability to plan long-term is all that is needed. The alternative will further increase traffic and, consequently, congestion on our roads....http://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2019-01-27/blogs-opinions/Free-public-transport-6736202688
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Public transport in Tallinn is currently free for all registered residents of the capital city. The coalition Centre Party, however, intends to expand free public transport in Tallinn to all Estonian residents, part of a broader effort to ultimately provide free transport throughout Estonia.https://news.err.ee/897410/centre-wants-to-expand-free-public-transport-in-estonia
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