Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Germans want fewer cars in built-up areas, more public transport

DW.DE | 30.03.2015: "The results of Germany's biennial environment survey have been released. It found that the vast majority of Germans want town planners to shift their focus from private car transport to more eco-friendly options."

Monday, March 23, 2015

Free public transport discussion resumes in Berlin. #freetransit #peakoil #climate

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Prague to reduce transportation costs

The Voice of Prague: "Prague, Feb. 17 (ČTK) — Prague will lower the price of the annual public transport pass from 4,750 Kč to 3,650 Kč as from July, while parents with children under three years and dogs will travel free of charge, the Prague councilors decided today, and a well-informed source confirmed to the Czech News Agency.

Other types of fares will not change."


Monday, February 9, 2015

7 Cities That Are Starting To Go Car-Free

Co.Exist : "After over a hundred years of living with cars, some cities are slowly starting to realize that the automobile doesn't make a lot of sense in the urban context. It isn't just the smog or the traffic deaths; in a city, cars aren't even a convenient way to get around."


Monday, February 2, 2015

Two-day protest campaign begins against increase in public transportation fares in Riga, Latvia

Baltic-course.com : "A two-day protest campaign against the increase in public transportation fares in Riga takes place on February 1 and 2, according to the ''Facebook'' page of the group ''Pret Rigas domes cenu paaugstinasanu Rigas sabiedriskaja transporta" (Against Riga City Council's fare increase for Riga public transportation), cites LETA."

Monday, January 26, 2015

When it comes to cars, the sprawl trolls "care" about poor people

post-automobile-world : "Yet even as the proposals were praised by public health officials, they raised questions about whether the Socialist mayor, Anne Hidalgo, is catering to the interests of elite city dwellers who dislike traffic over the needs of lower-income Parisians — people who live on the edges of the city and whose cars probably would not pass stricter environmental controls.

“The language chosen by the mayor of Paris to talk about her antipollution plans has the air of being more of a war against automobile owners rather than an ecological battle for the capital,”wrote Le Figaro, a right-leaning newspaper."