Friday, December 23, 2016

Barcelona ofrecerá transporte público gratis a los conductores de coches contaminantes

TRT Español: "Barcelona, (EFE).- El Área Metropolitana de Barcelona (AMB) ofrecerá a los propietarios de los vehículos más contaminantes la posibilidad de viajar durante tres años de manera gratuita en transporte público a cambio de deshacerse de su coche y convertirlo en chatarra.

Esta propuesta, que se pondría en marcha a partir del año que viene, ha sido adelantada hoy por La Vanguardia y confirmada por el vicepresidente de Transporte y Movilidad de la AMB, Antoni Poveda, en declaraciones a TV3.

Los propietarios de vehículos que se sumen a esta iniciativa, con la que se pretende combatir la alta contaminación atmosférica de la ciudad, recibirán la tarjeta verde, un nuevo título de transporte asociado a un DNI que permite usar los diferentes medios de transporte públicos.

En principio, los coches que podrían ser objeto de este programa son los diesel fabricados antes de 2006 o los de gasolina de más de 20 años.

Además de enviar el coche al desguace, el propietario deberá comprometerse a no comprar ningún otro vehículo."

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Free bus passes on the cards for thousands of Birmingham teenagers

Birmingham Mail: "There was firm backing from Ms Nielsen, who said: “Under 19s should have free transport.”

She added that, not only would it help them find work, it could be part of a solution to tackling road congestion.”"

Monday, December 12, 2016

Free public transport in London is the only way to save our environment

The Independent: "While short-term measures alert Londoners to air pollution that is already high, our car-centric culture needs to be challenged to permanently tackle air pollution, not just deal with it on 'spike’ days."

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Sadiq Khan urged to follow Paris and offer free public transport to tackle London's air pollution

The Independent : "Campaigners have called on Sadiq Khan to emulate Paris and offer free public transport to tackle air pollution. 

As the French capital suffers the “worst air pollution for 10 years”, activists have urged the Mayor of London to tackle the issue of excessive pollutants in the capital. 

Simon Birkett, Founder and Director of Clean Air in London, told The Independent that Mr Khan must start offering free public transport during periods when air pollution is particularly bad. "

Friday, December 9, 2016

Paris #freepublictransport extended to 4 days

Paris is so smoggy that the city will pay for your bus fare - The Washington Post: "On Thursday, only cars with even-number license plates were allowed to drive, in an effort to limit traffic emissions. On Wednesday, only those with odd-number license plates were allowed. Public transportation has been free since Tuesday. It is the fourth time in 20 years that Paris has had to impose this sort of traffic ban in response to dangerous pollution levels. The free public transport is costing the city an estimated $4.3 million a day, according to the Local news outlet."

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Public transport helps Swiss commuters stay stress free

SWI swissinfo.ch: "Over half of Swiss workers use public transport to get to work – compared to 34% of Europeans – and they feel less stressed than if they had taken their car, a survey has revealed.
Around 20% of Swiss commuters who use public transport say they feel stressed when they arrive at their place of work. This compares to 32% of car drivers, a Europe-wide survey by the PageGroup recruitment company, published on Tuesday, has found."

Paris to make public transport free for second day

The Local: "The air pollution in Paris is predicted to worsen on Wednesday, with authorities barring many drivers from using their cars and making public transport free for the second day in a row."