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.
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.
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."
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."
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."
This Is Jersey: "Deputy Kevin Lewis is working on plans to make bus travel free for one day as a one-off initiative to help reduce traffic on Jersey’s packed roads and help the Transport department meet a States-backed reduction in congestion by 2015."
cnbc : ""We win more than lose," Edgar Savisaar, Mayor of Tallinn, said in May. "First of all, citizens have more mobility options in town. Secondly, there are environmental benefits, as air quality is getting better. Thirdly, there are major improvements in the traffic flow."
What could free public transport offer to other cities around the world? "You would make some direct operational savings by removing the complexity of the ticketing system, where you have cash payments that slow buses down," Peter White, Professor of Public Transport Systems at the University of Westminster, told CNBC.com."
It's six in the morning and outside it is
pitch-black. Even the moon is nowhere to be seen. And what am I doing this
early? I am on my way to work to the place called Hoče, 7,2 km away. Equipped
with a flashlight and looking forward to an adventure, the path takes me
through an orchard and a vineyard with its sweet smell of ripe grapes. I can
hear the early morning traffic noise from the valley, disturbing the peace of
the night. But the moment I take the steep winding forest path downhill toward
the old graveyard, again the silence embraces me. Now the graveyard candles
light the way further down to the wakening settlement of Fram.
…. 1589, 1590, 1591, 1592, 1593………. I look ahead,
then turn around, not a soul. No pedestrians, just cars blinding my sight.
Cars are pulling over in front of the school.
Parents have brought their children to school. Yes, children around here almost
never walk to school. Kids are getting used to the car from their early
childhood. When I started going to school 50 years ago, a car was so valuable
and rare that my father wouldn't give me a ride, not even in his wildest
dreams. And that's fine, because that way I could experience new things each
time I walked to school with my classmates.
There. Now I find myself on the main road. Just
passing by the bus station, where I often wait for the bus to take me to work.
But not today. Today I just walk by. Today, I am a pedestrian. As I keep
walking, a group of highschool kids look at me with surprise. The road doesn't
have a sidewalk, so I walk along, on grass and sand. The first sunbeams fall
across the sleepy landscape. Before me I see a long straight road section with
cars rushing by.
3501, 3502, 3503, 3504, 3505, ……… I look ahead, turn around, not a soul. No
pedestrians. Just me and my road.
I don't quite understand
him barking and wagging his tail, but it's much nicer listening to him than to
the noisy road. And this will not be the last friendly tail-wagger to welcome a
lonely pedestrian and make his day.
...................4509, 4510, 4511, 4512, 4513,
……. I look ahead, turn around, not a soul. No pedestrians. Just me and my road,
and a tragic scene every few hundred meters. A cat, sometimes a fox, snakes,
frogs, birds, but mostly hedgehogs ran over by a car. You can't notice the
slaughter while driving a car, but I can see it, because I am walking.
Have you ever noticed that plant diversity is much
higher by the road than on the wide meadows? Near the road you can find:
chicory, common sorrel, broadleaf plantain, mugwort, erigeron, milfoil, evening
primrose, camomile, common dandelion, rough hawksbeard, thistle, tear-thumb and
many more. And what about the meadows? There's nothing. Just grass for silage.
For the milk to flow and a thriving business. Nobody cares about the fact that
milk no longer contains extracts and vitamins given by the healing herbs
growing near the road. I look around. All I see is a green desert and a noisy
I'm walking and thinking.
I have already walked half the way and my feet keep moving and moving. They
don't need fossil fuels to move, only a bit of organic matterand a drop of accumulated sun energy from yesterday.
We have conquered the planet on foot, and we will trample it down by car. This
magnificent planet shouldn't be called Earth, but a planet of lunatics.
................ 5834, 5835, 5836, 5837, 5838,
…………I look ahead, turn around, not a soul. No pedestrians. Just me and my road.
There is heavy traffic.
Everybody's rushing to get to work. So do I. I look ahead. Bumper-to-bumper
traffic. Suddenly the traffic lights go out and the vehicles stop moving. Some
are nervously blowing their horns while I overtake them all. One after another.
For a split of a second I'm faster than them. I'm moving closer and closer to
the company, where I work. I can see it already. Another 20 minutes. My feet
don't hurt and I feel good. Rested rather than tired.
................8756, 8757, 8758, 8759, 8760,
8761, ……. I look ahead, turn around, not a soul. No pedestrians. Just me and my
Oh, look at that. Deer and crows in the field, and
there's a kestrel among them. What a beautiful sight. A flock of starlings
rests on the electric wire. A stork is looking for the last remaining
grasshoppers and reckless frogs, not far away from me the grey heron is
touching down. A buzzard is sitting motionlessly on a willow, observing the
action underneath, and I'm on my way to my workplace.
................ 10594, 10595, 10596, 10597,
10598, ………I look ahead, turn around, not a soul. No pedestrians. Just me and my
I take a left turn and after an hour and 35
minutes I reach my goal.
................ 11003, 11004, 11005, 11006 and
the last 11007. step.
Now off to work and afterwards back home, probably
on foot. I'll see. The walk home lasts a bit longer, because the last part is
pretty steep. And picking mushrooms, chestnuts, wild grapes and plums takes a
bit of my time as well.
This is a brief testimony of a solitary
pedestrian, who desires to finally meet someone on his way to work, with whom
he could share the same path, or just to say hi.
Time: October 2013
From A to B: Morje pri Framu – Hoče
A: my home
Distance: 7,2 km
Number of steps: 11.007
Walk time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Why on foot or by bus: because I believe it is the
right thing to do
We are turning the planet into a gas cell and
we're inside. Nature has not given us feet in order to sit in a car, step on
the gas and pollute the air, but to walk and thus take care of our health as
well as keep the environment clean. That's why. Step out of the car and hop on
a bus, train, buy yourself a bicycle or make an effort to walk more. Action is
required more than ever; mine, yours, everyone's.
The 21st century will be a century of personal maturing and social
enlightenment. In this century of enormous social changes the humanity will
fight the biggest battle of all time -- a battle between ourselves and our
conscience. This will be a battle of personal decisions whose outcome will be
crucial for us as well as future generations. The fight between good and evil,
goodness and greed, modesty and lavishness, tolerance and violence, honesty and
deception, bravery and fear will decide how we will enter the next century. As
winners or as losers.