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Free public transit : and why we don't pay to ride elevators

Author: Judith Dellheim; Jason Prince
Publisher: Montreal ; Chicago : Black Rose Books, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"This book argues that we shouldn't pay to get around town. In an age of congested streets, increasing inequality, and ecological crisis, movements advocating free public transit urge us to rethink the status quo and consider urban transit as a fundamental human right. Includes a panorama of case studies from around the world: the United States, Canada, Estonia, Greece, France, Italy, Sweden, Poland, China,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Free public transport
Montréal, Québec : Black Rose Books, 2018.
(CaOONL)20189017562
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Dellheim; Jason Prince
ISBN: 9781551646596 1551646595 9781551646572 1551646579
OCLC Number: 1042350777
Notes: "Previous edition published under title: Free public transport."--title page verso.
Description: xx, 253 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: Free public transit: scope and definitions / Wojciech Kębłowski --
The transport spectrum and vectors of change / Jan Scheurer --
The political economy of transport / Judith Delheim --
Bologna's traffic policy: "free fares were just the beginning" / Max Jäggi --
Learning from Red Bologna / Maurizio Tira and Michelle DeRobertis --
Jamming fare boxes in Montreal / Jason Prince --
Belgium: ending the car siege in Hasselt / Michael Brie --
Tallinn: Estonia leads the way with free public transit / Allan Alaküla --
Poland: take your potted plant to town / Łukasz Ługowski --
France: a "new May 1968" in Aubagne? / Wojciech Kębłowski --
Sweden: jumping turnstiles with Planka.nu / Anna Nygård --
Toronto: challenging the impossible / Herman Rosenfeld --
The US: seeking transit justice from Seattle to NYC / Rosalie Ray --
Germany: Europe's "car economy" is turning on its head / Judith Delheim --
Greece: automobiles or public transport? / Georgios Daremas --
Brazil: from dream to nightmare / Paula Aftimus and Daniel Santini --
Mexico, mobility, and the right to the city / Lorena Zárate --
Riding for free in a Chinese metropolis / Wojciech Kębłowski --
Value capture: linking public transport to land value / Jan Scheurer.
Responsibility: Judith Dellheim and Jason Prince, editors.

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"This book argues that we shouldn't pay to get around town. In an age of congested streets, increasing inequality, and ecological crisis, movements advocating free public transit urge us to rethink the status quo and consider urban transit as a fundamental human right. Includes a panorama of case studies from around the world: the United States, Canada, Estonia, Greece, France, Italy, Sweden, Poland, China, Australia, Brazil, and Mexico, among others."--

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