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Public transport will be free for everyone in this French city

Public transport will be free for everyone in Montpellier, France, by the end of 2023!
This is the final step of a project that started in September 2020 by mayor Michaël Delafosse when the tramway and bus were made free on weekends for the city's residents. Also, since the end of 2021, minors and people over 65 years old no longer need to pay for their tickets for the whole week! And now, it will be completely free for everyone!
But the city doesn't only want to make transport free, but also intends to develop a whole offer oriented towards soft mobility to accompany it. They are for example building 235 kilometers of additional bike lines between now and 2026.vAt the regional level, another program has been set up to reduce the cost of public transport: the 1 euro train on the first weekend of the month in the region of Occitanie.
This is such great news! I hope other cities will follow soon!
Do you know any cities that have free public transport?

PASCAL GUYOT / AFP
PASCAL GUYOT / AFP


Read more (FR):
https://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr/occitanie/herault/montpellier/montpellier-en-2023-les-transports-seront-gratuits-pour-tous-2686042.html




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  • We Don't Have Time

    72 w

    Dear Marine Stephan Thank you for getting your climate love to level 2! We have reached out to Michaël Delafosse and requested a response. I will keep you updated on any progress! /Adam We Don't Have Time

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    • rosebellendiritu

      72 w

      Great!public transport or bikes..hope this is introduced widely in other countries..

      • Daniel Waweru

        72 w

        This is a brilliant idea, it will help decarbonize the climate. Great step here.

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        • Tabitha Kimani

          72 w

          This will influence individuals not to use private vehicles and thus less carbon emissions.

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          • Jane Wangui

            72 w

            Great initiative

            4
            • Timothy Ndegwa

              72 w

              Nice initiative to help reduce carbon emission emitted by the transport industry

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              • monicah mbesu

                72 w

                Its amazing..The mayor has done a great job

                1
                • Peter Kamau

                  72 w

                  France is really doing much as a whole in a supersonic pace that the rest of the world should borrow a leaf from.

                  1
                  • Sarah Chabane

                    72 w

                    @peter_kamau I don't think all France can be put in the same bag but some politicians are trying to do the right things

                  • George Kariuki

                    72 w

                    This is great news for the people of Montpellier!

                    • Elizabeth Gathigia

                      72 w

                      Waoh, Impressive

                      • Sarah Chabane

                        72 w

                        This is a great idea to encourage people to use sustainable transport alternatives and create a more equal society

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                        • Tomas Roovete

                          72 w

                          As half Estonian I want to lift Tallinn as a great example and since 2013, travel on public transport in Tallinn is free for all residents of the municipality.

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                          • Marine Stephan

                            72 w

                            @tomas_roovete Wow that is great, I didn't know about it! And they seem to be doing quite a lot to make the city climate neutral as well

                            • Sarah Chabane

                              72 w

                              @tomas_roovete you should send climate love to Tallinn's mayor for taking this decision!

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