By Pavlina Dravecka / Eltis - the Urban Mobility Observatory, 22 Jul 2015
In 2012 Avesta, a Swedish municipality pictured above, introduced fare-free public transport on its buses. The purpose was to increase, and make it easier to, travel by public transport.
As a result travels by public transport have increased by 80 per cent and car emissions were reduced by 40 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year.
In addition, several other positive side effects were noted as a result of the trial. Avesta municipality decided that public transport by bus should continue to be fare free into the future.
Avesta municipality invites delegates to participate in a two-day international conference on Fare Free Public Transport to share experiences and take part of studies on FFPT from three perspectives; population growth, sustainability and equality.
Thursday 17 September and Friday 18 September 2015
Contact: Sussanna Kippo
- See more at: http://www.eltis.org/participate/events/fare-free-public-transport-growth-factor#sthash.N4V3UUol.dpuf