Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Changning, China, #freepublictransport leads to 60% ridership increase

The world’s largest free public transit system is in Changning , in China’s Hunan province, where free transportation has been available since 2008. Riders reportedly increased by 60% the day the system debuted.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Hong Kong polluted and choked with traffic

Hong Kong is a crowded city, with just over 2,100 km of road packed with more than 730,000 vehicles. To reduce the crush, people should be advised to travel by public transport. Legalising Uber, which would aid the growth of the ride-hailing company, would mean more single-passenger vehicles on the road, encouraging the public to travel in such private vehicles.
The problems facing Hong Kong, with too many vehicles on often-narrow roads, are completely different from those faced by other cities with a low population density. More vehicles on the road would worsen rush hour traffic, not only causing jams and but also aggravating air pollution, posing an increased health risk. The Hong Kong government should not legalise Uber and, more importantly, should encourage more people to take public transport. 

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Elderly and disabled ride fare-free in Maoming, Guangdong, China

Uniform Preferential Policies: 1. No cash discounts for ticket purchases; 2. 20% discount for cardholders; 3) 30% discount for student card holders; 40% discount for cardholders with love cards; 5) Cardholders and disability for senior cardholders The card is subject to a 50% discount; 6. The elderly person with a card (age 70 or above) is allowed to use the bus within the urban area free of charge. 7. Passengers with disabled card and revolutionary disabled soldier card ride free of charge.

统一优惠政策: 1、现金购票无折扣;2、持普卡实行8折优惠;3、持学生卡实行7折优惠;4、持爱心卡实行6折优惠;5、持老干部卡和残优卡实行5折优惠;6、持老人卡(70岁以上)免费乘坐城区范围内行驶的公交车。7、持残疾人卡和革命伤残军人卡的乘客免费乘坐。


Monday, March 5, 2018


东方财富网 : "也许免费乘坐公共交通工具不应被视为一种引导行为的措施,而应被视为一种权利:无论贫穷或富裕,人们都应享有同样的出行便利。如果辩论的着眼点从“手段服务于目的”思维转向纯粹的平等主义,那么公共交通免费的愿望或许就能够实现"

Wednesday, February 28, 2018


杭州持证残疾人免费乘坐市内公交、地铁、水上巴士_浙江在线: "浙江在线2月27日讯(浙江在线通讯员 范杨 记者 张帆)为进一步方便残疾人乘坐公共交通工具出行,改善残疾人参与社会生活的环境和条件,落实2018年杭州市政府民生实事项目,2月27日杭州市交通运输局与市残疾人联合会、市财政局联合印发了《关于杭州市持证残疾人免费乘坐市内公共交通工具的实施方案》的通知,从2018年3月1日起,持证残疾人均可免费乘坐市内公共交通工具。"

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

为减少空气污染,德国考虑试行免费公共交通 "德国近日宣布,最迟于今年年底前,将在波恩、埃森、曼海姆、黑伦贝格、罗伊特林根这五座城市试行免费公共交通。"

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Free public transport in Seoul amid thick smog,

The Straits Times : "SEOUL (THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - South Korea's capital city of Seoul is waiving public transport fees Wednesday (Jan 17) during peak commuting hours as the daily average density of ultrafine dust is expected to exceed 50 micrograms per cubic metre throughout the day - a level considered "bad"."