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Hooray for free buses – this is how we create a greener, cleaner world | Susanna Rustin

Luxembourg’s plan isn’t catch-free and is only a start, but it’s just the sort of radical action that climate change demandsWhat’s not to like about Luxembourg’s plan to make public transport free from next summer? This, surely, is just the kind of radical action the world needs if we are ever to escape the tyranny of the motor vehicle and make our cities green, pleasant and quieter.Just imagine being able to hop on and off buses, trams or trains at will, without scrabbling around for coins or tickets. Picture the reduction of traffic that would surely result from shifting the incentives so dramatically: the buses whizzing down uncongested streets, the less stinky air and less stress-inducing crossings, without the queues of cars pressing to squeeze through before the light turns red, their impatient drivers huffing and honking and swearing. Continue reading...

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