Thursday, June 7, 2018

Public transportation in Estonia to be free of charge

The Jakarta Post : "Advocate João Peschanski, a researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who studies public transportation around the world, was quoted as saying, “It is an especially important idea in poor and more unequal societies, because without mobility assistance, some people will be prevented from having access to resources ― to jobs, culture and leisure opportunities”

Aside from helping poorer people travel around, the free public transit will also be able to reduce traffic and carbon emissions on the road.

“We hope it gives people a reason to use their car less, or not use their car at all on working days,” Alaküla said. “In Tallinn we have taken several measures to reduce car usage along with free public transportation ― special bus lanes, more bike tracks to encourage cycling, and we have also raised on-street parking fees and reduced parking places.” (ely/mut)"