Can free public transport really reduce pollution?

News - 28 February 2018 - Webredactie CiTG

The German government proposes making public transport free in its 5 most polluted cities, including Berlin. Dr. Oded Cats shared in interviews to German media his views based on research he conducted for the case of Tallinn, Estonia, which introduced free-fare public transport in 2013. Research results do not provide evidence that the measure proposed by the German government will achieve its objective. Alternative measures – namely, increasing the use of car in high-demand periods and areas and improving public transport quality and capacity – are more efficient and effective in stimulating a modal shift from car to public transport.

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