Free-for-all: Cities/Organizations around the world supporting free public transport

The following listing of organizations around the world that are “fighting for free public transport” has been compiled by the Swedish activist group Free Public Transport, whose aim is to provide a global forum for the free public transport movement. Their website among other things provides information about local organizations around the world fighting for free public transport, as well as cities which have already implemented it. For their latest listing, click to http://freepublictransports.com/organization/.

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Australia

Belarus

Finland

Norway

Sweden

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Editor’s note :

At a time in which  we need to be rethinking  from the very base our transportation arrangements, including testing all of our received beliefs  on the topic, it would be pure folly not to  make an effort to understand what these  mainly young people and groups  are trying to tell us. There are many layers and nuances  to what they have to propose ,  and policymakers should be prepared to listen to and learn from them. Because at the end of the day the solution is going to be very different from  present practices  so we might as well start to become comfortable with, for many, uncomfortable thoughts

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About the author:

Eric Britton
9, rue Gabillot, 69003 Lyon France

Bio: Trained as a development economist, Eric Britton is a student, teacher, activist and a "public entrepreneur" specializing in the field of sustainability and social justice. Professor of Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy at the Institut Supérieur de Gestion (Paris), he is also MD of EcoPlan International, an independent advisory network providing strategic counsel for government and business on policy and decision issues involving complex systems, social-technical change and sustainable development. Founding editor of World Streets and the Journal of World Transport Policy & Practice, his latest work focuses on the subject of equity, economy and efficiency in city transport and public space, and helping governments to ask the right questions and in the process find practical solutions to urgent climate, mobility, life quality and job creation issues. More at: http://wp.me/PsKUY-2p7

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