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Montpellier's free public transport paves the way for sustainable and inclusive urban mobility

The French city of Montpellier has decided to implement free public transport for its residents as a clear effort towards a more environmentally conscious and equitable urban landscape and it well deserves climate love for this decision. 💚
This measure aims to foster a dramatic shift in commuting behaviour by eliminating fare costs for locals, potentially reducing reliance on private vehicles. The anticipated consequence is a tangible decrease in traffic congestion and air pollution, aligning with broader sustainability goals and positively impacting the city's air quality. Moreover, this initiative is expected to enhance social inclusivity by granting easier access to transportation for all socioeconomic groups, favouring community engagement and economic vitality.
As seen in the surge of subscribers leading up to the launch, the increased accessibility could substantially alter transportation patterns, fostering a culture of public transit usage and potentially influencing other municipalities to adopt similar initiatives. Financing this through a tax on larger companies demonstrates a commitment to communal funding and reinforces the shared responsibility for sustainable urban development. It will be exciting to witness how this move inspires other European cities to follow suit.

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  • Carl Bärstad

    13 w

    Amazing! Wish public transport could be free in Stockholm too where I'm from. Instead now it's ridicolously expensive.

    • Kevin

      13 w

      This is a wonderful move for Montpellier to create and air pollution free city

      • George Kariuki

        13 w

        If Montpellier's experiment proves successful, it could inspire other cities to follow suit, creating a domino effect towards sustainable urban mobility solutions.

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        • CHRIS NGATIA

          13 w

          Wonderful .. This will surely help in reduction of carbon print

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            • Rotich Kim

              13 w

              Brilliant step such cities will reduce emissions results to free pollution

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              • Elizabeth Gathigia

                13 w

                A very good decision 💚💚💚

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                • walter lungayi

                  13 w

                  Montpellier's decision to offer free public transport is a commendable move. It's a positive move that can potentially reduce traffic congestion and air pollution while making transportation more accessible for all residents.

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                  • Princess

                    14 w

                    This is a great move for eco-friendly and inclusive city travel.

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                  • Munene Mugambi

                    14 w

                    Have to give it to Montpellier for considering the masses in public transport sector and making this bold move to make movement within the city easier.

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                    • winnie nguru

                      14 w

                      Impressive! This will definitely reduce the carbon print and improve the quality of air in the town

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                      • Gorffly mokua

                        14 w

                        It's great to see cities like Montpellier taking proactive steps towards a more sustainable urban environment, and I hope it inspires other cities to follow suit & invest in sustainable public transportation.

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