Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Tallinn fare-free public transport should be extended to all potential users

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.

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/19463138.2019.1596114?journalCode=tjue20 

Friday, March 22, 2019

Free public transport and #carfree cities are the key to #degrowth

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.

 

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

UK - Friends of Earth call for #freepublictransport

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.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/feb/05/campaigners-call-for-transport-overhaul-to-tackle-pollution? 

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Malta, reader calls for action on #freepublictransport

...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 

Centre wants to expand free public transport in Estonia

 Centre envisions Tallinn's free public transport being extended to all Estonian residents, similar to the free public county bus lines elsewhere in the country.
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