Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Pune, India, planning to start #freepublictransport one day per month

Times of India: "PUNE: The citizens of Pune will get free bus service on every last Monday of the month. The Pune Municipal Corporation's (PMC) standing committee has approved a proposal regarding it on Tuesday. The scheme is expected to be launched from next month; after final approval of general body."

Monday, November 28, 2016

Nepal Public Transportation: Is it really FOR the public?

himalayantimes: "In the absence of a strong commitment by the government to provide an efficient formal public transport system, private individuals or small companies provide informal public transportation services. Nowadays public transport is more of a business from which the owners can make hefty profit more than a public service run at nominal cost. The government has done little to make transport fare affordable to all sections of society. The need for a government-run and regulated transportation system is evident."

Friday, November 18, 2016

Pakistan people destroying "renewable" forests because can't afford natural gas

The Express Tribune : "Keeping in view the financial constraints in the way of providing gas or other alternate sources of energy to people, Shabir suggests that plants that grow faster than conifers should be planted."
Think about this the next time you hear about how great is renewable energy. Pakistan forests are being destroyed as an energy source, because it's too expensive to pipe in natural gas. ?? What?

The answer is degrowth. The human race must de-grow and fast. The solution is to make cities clean, safe, and car-free. Provide education and health-care and birth rates will drop.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Free public transport effective against air pollution

The Indian Express: "Public transport and parking in residential areas were made free to encourage people to use public transport. According to the government, the steps were successful and helped cut pollution significantly.
2015 was only the third time since 1997 that the city had to implement emergency measures.
Mexico City
Mexico City too made public transport free when air quality dipped last year.
When it declares an air emergency, Mexico City bans a fifth of private cars from roads on every day of the week. It also offers free rides on buses and trains."