Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Some Early References on Free Public Transport

This list is taken from the 2010 posting provided by the Free public transportation Debate at http://debatepedia.idebate.org/en/index.php/Debate:_Free_public_transportation. It needs to be updated but still is a useful point of reference, along with the latest Wikipedia entry at Free Public Transport. Please send us your updates either as Comments here, or to editor@worldstreets.org. Thank you.


-        "Why free public transport", The Understandascope

-        Free Public Transit

-        Free Public Transit Blog

-        Wikipedia on Free Public Transport

-        World Streets on Free Public Transit


-        Gauteng Free Public Transport Day



-        "Fund transport costs raises with fuel tax rather than fare increases", Grupo Transporte Humano, Brazil

-        "The Free Transit Report", Nurture New York's Nature, USA

-        freepublictransports.com, USA

-        Jeffrey Brown, Daniel Baldwin Hess and Donald Shoup (2003), "Fare-free Public Transit at Universities", Journal of Planning Education Research, 23:69-82, 2003.

-        Movimento Passe Livre, Brazil

-        Supprimons les tarifs de transport, Canada

-        Zero-Fare, Canada


-        Independent Public Inquiry - Sydney's Long Term Public Transport Plan, May 30, 2010


-        "The case for free public transport", Green Left, Australia

-        Adelaide's Free Transport Services, Australia

-        "Make public transport free and people will make the switch", Socialist Alliance, Australia

-        Fare Free, New Zealand

-        "A Case for Free Comfortable Public Transport?", Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities Center

-        Reynolds, Julia, "Zero-fare Public Transport", Australia

-        "A Liberal Government Plan to Improve Public Transport", The Liberal Party’s Policy and Plans for Victoria for the 2006 State Election, Australia

-        "Response to the Draft Strategy from Carlton Residents Association", Melbourne Transport Strategy, Australia

-        "Students Ride For Free", POLICY INITIATIVE OF THE TASMANIAN GREENS MPs, Australia

-        "Myth: Making public transport free will encourage use", Public Transport Users Association, Australia

-        "Free public transport is not our ticket to ride", Australia

-        Allsop, Richard (2006), "Public Transport Debates - more substance, less gimmicks", IPA Review, July 2006, Australia

-        Phillipson, Mike and Willis, David "Free public transport for all?", Australia

-        "Free ride: the future of public transport", The Age, March 5, 2006, Australia

-        "Seniors' free ride on public transport extended", The Age, August 19, 2010, Australia

-         "A radical idea", The Age, March 5, 2006, Australia


-        "At Any Cost? The hidden costs of charging for public transport", Alex Berthelsen, Planka.nu, Sweden

-        "Parking in Amsterdam for 6 euro per 24 hours inclusive of free public transport!", City of Amsterdam

-        "Perspectives on implementation of free public transport - assessments and recommendations from a working group under the Danish Board of Technology", Summary, English version, November 2006

-        "TRANSPORT - a right, not a privilege!", Campaign Transport is for everyone, Russia

-        Baum, Herbert J. (1973), "Free Public Transport", Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, January 1973

-        Campaign for Free Public Transport, UK

-        De Witte, Astrid et al (2006), "The impact of ‘‘free’’ public transport: The case of Brussels", Transportation Research Part A 40, 671–689

-        Free Public Transport, Finland

-        Macharis, Cathy et al (2006), "Impact and assessment of “Free” Public Transport", European Transport n. 32 (2006): 26-48

-        Møller, Berit and Thoegersen, John (2008), "Breaking Car Use Habits: The Effectiveness of a Free One-Month Travelcard", Transportation, Vol. 35, No. 3, pp. 329-345, 2008

-        Planka.nu, Sweden

-        Saltada Popular, Spain

-        Scottish Socialist Party’s campaign for free public transport, UK

-        Thoegersen, John (2009), "Promoting Public Transport as a Subscription Service: Effects of a Free Month Travel Card", Transport Policy, Vol. 16, 2009

-        Transport Vsem, Russia

-        Young Socialists, Poland

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