Monday, March 20, 2017

Cost of #freepublictransport: £12m. Cost of cars: the biosphere.

City A.M.: ""TfL modellers estimate that one day's free travel would cost up to £12m in lost revenue," Khan told Green Party London Assembly member Caroline Russell, in response to her question about whether the mayor had looked into the cost of free public transport on days when air pollution was particularly high."
London mayor reassures his masters that he will not endanger the auto and sprawl system or oil profits.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Britain to "solve" air pollution with more car subsidy

University of Birmingham: "The British government claims to be committed to reducing pollution despite the Brexit vote. A spokesman has said: ‘we have committed more than £2 billion since 2011 to increase the uptake of ultra-low emissions vehicles and support greener transport schemes and set out how we will improve air quality through a new programme of Clean Air Zones.’"

Barcelona -- Give up old car, get 3 years #freepublictransport

Co.Exist: "But most radical of all, perhaps, is a proposal to give a free public transit pass, valid for three years, to anyone who has to give up their car because of the ban. That won't be cheap, but it's an amazing way to take care of people, while almost forcing them onto public transport, which must be a major goal of any car-removal scheme."
Barcelona sees the benefit of free public transport, but still keeps bureaucratic sticker plan to please oil masters.