Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Sofia, Bulgaria, campaign for free public transport

Здравейте тази група, е инициатор за създаване на по-широка организация бореща се за свободен или безплатен градски транспорт(Г. Т.) в София. Основната фунция на Г .Т. е да бъде достъпен за всички нуждаещи се. Сегашната система за таксуване на гражданите ограничава този достъп, докато приходите от продажба на карти и билети са незначителни на фона на субсидиите и компенсациите, които Центърът за градска мобилност ( ЦГМ) получава.
Нашата алтернатива е свободен (безплатен) градски транспорт, финансиран изцяло от гражданите - данъкоплатци, достъпен за всички граждани и гости на София - без ограничения!
Който желае да се включи активно в групата и подкрепя целите и нека ни пише.

Monday, December 23, 2013

The campaign for free public transport in Poland

Since December 2012 Free Trade Union "August 80" and Polish Labour Party are organising a nationwide campaign under the slogan "No to increases in ticket prices, yes to free public transport".
Currently, free public transport in various forms exists in Nysa and Olkuszu (for drivers), in Ząbki (for residents) and Kielce (2 free lines in the city center). In May 2014 free public transport will start in Żory. In many other cities across the country free public transit has became the subject of public debate (Radom, Chełm, Lębork, Sokołów Podlaski, Płock, Tarnów, Łódź, Opole, Elbląg, Sosnowiec, Lublin among others).
On November 1 (in Poland this is a day off work, people go to visit the graves of their loved ones) Free Trade Union "August 80", Polish Labour Party, Polish Labour Party Youth Organization and the Youth Movement (youth group of the center-left parliamentary party Your Movement) urged local councils to introduce a day with free public transport. Some cities like Białystok, Zgierz, Stargard Szczeciński, Nowogard, Lubań and Gorzów Wielkopolski decide to do so.
In March 2014 Free Trade Union "August 80" and Polish Labour Party activists (with the support of various other organisations and groups) intend to promote the idea of free public transport in other cities in Poland.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

More unrest brewing over school bus fare

Cyprus Mail: "THE PARENTS’ association of Cypriot technical schools has announced a number of measures in protest of the decision to impose a monthly €15 bus-fare to students wishing to use public transport.

The association is urging students to refuse paying when the system comes into effect on January 7."

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Car culture traps people in their homes

Hagley family fear elderly and disabled will be "totally stuck" if council bus cuts go ahead (From Stourbridge News): "A HAGLEY family fear elderly and disabled people in the village will be cut off if plans to axe subsidies for rural bus services go ahead.

Neil Lambert, who lives in Wind’s Point with his 25-year-old disabled son Andrew, and his 88-year-old mother Evelyn Lambert, who also lives in the street, rely heavily on bus services for trips across the border from Worcestershire into the West Midlands."

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Monday, December 16, 2013

UK privatization of buses is a disaster

Brian Souter drives hard on the Thatcherite Right and is chucking his toys out of the pram - Kevin Maguire - Mirror Online: "Bullying bus boss Brian Souter is a road block who needs bypassing to give passengers a better ride.

The megabucks Stagecoach ­motormouth drives hard on the ­Thatcherite Right and is chucking his toys out of the pram over plans to impose order on routes in Tyne and Wear."

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Saturday, December 14, 2013




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Public transport good for shopping. Cars bad. UK town discovers.

Why Camden Council says no to free Christmas parking: ‘There’s no benefit to traders’ - News - Hampstead and Highgate Express: "Camden Council says free or half-price festive parking schemes lead to clogged-up streets as commuters take advantage of the temporary measures, meaning that fewer shoppers stop."

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Wales politicians serve their oil-industry masters and trap pensioners at home

Pensioners left isolated and lonely as bus cuts reach 'critical levels' - Wales Online: "Cuts to Welsh buses are reaching “critical levels”, according to a report by a transport pressure group.

Up to 47% of councils in Wales and England have cut support for buses this year, while the next financial year is likely to be difficult, said the Campaign for Better Transport (CBT).

The Welsh Government is trying to cut £15m off the cost of free bus travel, a move that could see hundreds of services funded by councils stopped or renegotiated."

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Friday, December 6, 2013

Parking is costing Bath business dear

law firm Withy King: "Nearly two-thirds of businesses in Bath are being hampered by parking problems in the city, a new survey suggests.

The cost of parking, the lack of spaces, the limitations of Bath’s three park and ride sites, the state of public transport and the idea of a car-free city centre have all been criticised by business owners in a survey, conducted by law firm Withy King."

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Will Madrid become car-free?

Madrid's Big Plan to Swear Off Cars - Feargus O'Sullivan - The Atlantic Cities: "Trees, bikes, and walking are in. Cars, historical protection, and new apartments are out. This is the gist of a new plan Madrid has hatched to help it catch up with its European neighbors. "

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