GulfNews.com: "Dubai: An estimated 900,000 people travelled by public transport on Friday, taking advantage of unlimited free trips to mark the fourth edition of the Roads and Transport Authority’s annual Public Transport Day.
Many roads in Dubai were free of traffic as people left their cars at home for a day to use other modes of transport, which resulted in an estimated 10 per cent reduction in Dubai’s CO2 emissions generated through vehicular traffic."
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Planka.nu: "Zero Tariff in Avesta (21,500 inhabitants), which we previously wrote about , has now been evaluated. The results are impressive: 80% more passengers, 13% of new travelers and 39% of new bus trips have replaced a drive."
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Thursday, October 17, 2013
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
CarFree Times Issue 7: "The Fall, 1997, issue of Carfree Times reported that Hasselt, Belgium, had made its bus system free. The mayor rejected plans for a third ring highway, converted one existing ring highway into a pedestrian and bicycle street, and made the buses free. Since then, bus ridership has increased by 800%. This initiative has been so successful in attracting new business to Hasselt that taxes have been cut and the city's debt is down. To celebrate the first anniversary of the changes, the mayor announced free bicycles. One of the reasons the measure was adopted was a shortage of funds - the city did not have enough money to expand its roads. Free buses were a cheaper alternative, and it worked. The city had been slowly losing population, but since the new measures were adopted, population has been rising 25 times faster than it had been shrinking."
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Monday, September 16, 2013
The moving revolution: Venezuela's free public transport: "Merida, capital city of the province of Merida (population 843,880) has been offering fare-free trolley bus services for six years."
at 1:49 PM
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
If more people use public transport, there will be less trafﬁc, making everyone’s travel quicker and easier. To ease congestion, cities around the world are consciously pursuing a transition towards more people using public transport.
- The Adelaide Connector has been operating since 2000
- Every year the bus service transports over 150,000 passengers
- The bus ﬂeet consists of three buses including Tindo, the world’s ﬁrst
- solar-powered electric bus that is recharged using 100% solar energy.
- Tindo travels over 50,000km per year and saves 14,000 litres of diesel
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Monday, September 2, 2013
A visit to “Summer School – The Capital of Free Public Transport” in Tallinn | Free public transport: "Żory is a small town in southern Poland, but a town wih big ambitions: they want to become the leading free public transport-city in the country. Starting next year they will implement zero-fare as one of several measures to stop the population decrease. They have not decided on wheather to make it free for everyone or just for people registered in the town. When they asked the participants, the representative from Aubagne said that everyone should benefit, because no one likes to be controlled."
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