Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Will urban garden in Colombes, France be replaced by a parking lot?

carfree.fr: La vie sans voiture(s): "A Colombes, dans les Hauts de Seine, le béton remplacera-t-il un projet d’agriculture urbaine modèle ? C’est ce que craint un collectif d’habitants engagés dans ce projet où se mêle recyclage, maraichage, jardins partagés, toilettes sèches. Cet espace au pied des tours propose une autre perspective de la ville, plus démocratique et écologique, et suscité l’intérêt de municipalités comme Séoul ou Montréal. Qu’importe, la mairie lui préfère la construction d’un parking temporaire. Visite guidée par Patrick Laroche, citoyen indigné.

Would free bus transport for kids solve our traffic woes?

MaltaToday : "In 2013 the city of Tallinn in Estonia became the first capital to introduce free public transport for all residents. The reasons were several, including guaranteeing mobility for unemployed and low-income residents, stimulating economic activity, and decreasing the modal share of private motorised transport.
Sustainablecities.eu claims that car traffic in Tallinn decreased by about 15% while the city expects increased tax income of €1 million per 1,000 newly registered inhabitants – an income that will almost compensate for the loss of income from tickets."

Monday, September 28, 2015

Dubrovnik to Start Charging Cars for Entering the City Centre

Total Croatia News: "Starting from the beginning of the next tourist season, Dubrovnik will introduce a stricter regime of traffic control around the city centre, which includes charging for stays over one hour, confirmed the Dubrovnik mayor Andro Vlahušić, reports Tportal on September 28, 2015."

Monday, September 21, 2015

Réponses aux sceptiques de la gratuité des transports publics urbains

carfree.fr : "Quand on parle de gratuité des transports publics urbains, très souvent les mêmes questions ou critiques reviennent de la part des sceptiques ou des opposants. Le Collectif pour la gratuité des transports publics dans l’agglomération grenobloise a eu la bonne idée de regrouper les principales questions que l’on entend habituellement."

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Avesta, Sweden saving 40 tonnes per year of CO2 with #freetransit

We tested the"Fare free public buses in AvestaIn 2012 Avesta introduced fare free public transport (buses) within the...

Posted by Free Public Transport on Friday, September 18, 2015

Free public transport on Tuesday

Cyprus Mail: "PUBLIC transport will be free for all on Tuesday, September 22, the ministry of transport announced on Friday. The ministry’s intention is to promote the use of buses within the framework of the European mobility week which lasts from September 16-23."

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Labour MP calls for free public transport

MaltaToday : "Labour MP Marlene Farrugia called for free public transport which she said is “a disaster and getting worse.”
Reacting to MaltaToday’s survey which showed that traffic is the top concern of the Maltese, Farrugia said “public transport in Malta should be punctual, efficient, adequately routed and FREE.”"

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Slovakia debates #freetransit

Interesting: the debate on free trains in Slovakia!

Posted by Free Public Transport on Friday, September 11, 2015

Friday, September 4, 2015

Cars, free parking, choking Cambridge

Cambridge News: "Free parking for Cambridge commuters should be phased out – and new transport hubs linked by express buses should be introduced to solve Cambridge's congestion chaos, says a major new campaign group.

The campaign spearheaded by Edward Leigh along with the Cambridge Cycling Campaign launched their overarching vision for solving the city's transport problems with a packed public meeting this week."

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Paris to Ban Cars for a Day

Truthdig: "In an attempt to encourage more sustainable transport and raise awareness of high levels of pollution that the city suffers from, Paris will go car-free for one day next month. On Sept. 27, a Sunday, the Journée Sans Voiture, or Day Without Cars, will turn the French capital into “a pedestrian and bicycle paradise” free from traffic congestion, automotive noise pollution and vehicle emissions."