public transport

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People who do not drive [What Europe does for you]

There is roughly one car for every two people in the EU, but not all Europeans drive. For people living in densely built up areas, the convenience of a car may be outweighed by the inconvenience of finding a parking spot; the cost of buying, maintaining and running a car; or health or environmental considerations. Not driving means relying on alternative forms of getting about: walking, cycling, public transport, taxis – and for longer distances, buses, trains and aeroplanes. The EU is working to improve these services on two fronts: by encouraging investment in public transport and cross-border transport links for the movement of people, goods and services; and by fostering competition on transport routes across the continent, to secure a better deal for consumers. Continue reading

Me and my urbanity

The global population is forecast to increase to 9.1 billion by 2050. Urban population will grow from 50% to 70% of that total. Global CO2 emissions from inland passenger and freight transport is also predicted to grow around 100% by 2050 – by 500% in China and India. Unsurprisingly, such population expansion will put pressure … Continue reading

Future challenges for transport policy

In the modern era, our urban landscapes have been shaped and adapted in thrall to cars, which account for more than 80% of passenger transport on land in the EU . The emphasis of the European Mobility week 2014 , the theme of which is “Our streets, our choice”, aims to highlight an alternative approach, … Continue reading

Can I sit next to you, girl?

A new study reveals the tactics commuters use to avoid each other, a practice known as ‘nonsocial transient behavior.’How do you choose your place on a bus, plane or train? Do you like sitting alone? Or, do you place your bag on the empty seat next to you? How do you avoid a big person … Continue reading

Getting paid when travelling outside rush hour!

Getting paid when travelling outside rush hour! Wouldn’t you begin your commute earlier or later if you had a chance of winning up to about 600 euros? Fed up with packed trains and metros during morning peak periods? Then read on. A solution may be at hand. The Dutch Railways (NS) and public transport undertakings … Continue reading

Free public transport in Europe

Tallinn in Estonia will be the very first European capital to install free public transport on its territory (as from 2013). Several mid-size European cities and many smaller towns around the world have converted their entire bus networks to zero-fare. The city of Hasselt in Belgium is a notable example. Benefits Road traffic can benefit … Continue reading

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