Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Dunkirk, France, pop. 90k, to have #freetransit

Fare-Free New Zealand: "France Dunkerque town [Dunkirk, France] goes completely over the next autumn for free public transport to the city residents to rejuvenate and revitalize the city's heart. Already, there can be a free rides on the weekends."

Thursday, March 23, 2017

People love free buses "We have loved making not driving our cars a habit. With our recent spring-like weather, riding my bike to the places I previously walked is luxurious — mostly because it is so fast and I can go so much further from my front door.

I've gotten good at riding the bus. I can say what city and county officials want to hear: it's faster and easier than driving. For the entire ski season I took an express bus from Redstone to the Old Town transit center and timed it so a second bus would quickly take me to Deer Valley — in particular, to the front door of the lodge. I carried my boots and helmet in a backpack and picked up my skis at the ski valet as I headed to the lift. Hallelujah! No walking through the parking lot in ski boots carrying my equipment. Sweet. 30 minutes."

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Free rides and investment raises ridership

kingstonregion : "So how successful have all these initiatives been? The average increase in public transit ridership across the province over the past three years has been below 2 per cent. Kingston achieved 13 per cent in 2014, 11.3 per cent in 2015 and 11.5 per cent 2016. And it continues to grow. Transit riders grew from 4.6 million in 2015 to 5.2 million in 2016. Our busiest day ever, not surprisingly, was 30,000 riders on August 20, the day of the final concert of The Tragically Hip and the live Market Square screening."