Free public transport an “overdue revolution” - opinion
The German proposal to consider free public transport in cities is an “overdue revolution” needed to shift mobility away from individual transport and thereby reducing air and noise pollution in inner cities, writes Michael Bauchmüller in an opinion piece in Süddeutsche Zeitung. Currently, buses and trains are often not competitive due to high ticket prices. Making public transport free would cost a lot of money, also because more passengers would use it. “The payoff are cities with a better quality of life; with less noise and better air quality for all,” writes Bauchmüller.
Find the opinion piece in German here.
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