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Advocates Argue Free Transit Benefits Us All
Pablo, Carlito
Article
2014
The Georgia Straight
Pablo analyzes the economic, environmental, and social benefits that a fareless public transportation system would provide Canadian cities.
Corporations Undermined Public Transportation
Engler, Yves
Article
2015
Dissident Voice
Over the past eighteen months two of the world's largest automakers have been found responsible for deadly conspiracies. But, recent revelations can’t compete with the industry's previous scandals.
How Amsterdam became the bicycle capital of the world
Mead, Nick
Article
2015
The Guardian
The author provides an overview of how bicycle use has monopolized the streets in Amsterdam to create an overall safer and environmentally city.
"It's not just 2 pesos; It's the country:" Mexico City's #PosMeSalto Movement Protests Rising Transit Costs
Knoll, Andalusia
Article
2014
Upside Down World
The author surveys the 2 peso transit fare hike in Mexico within the context of the country's suffering ecomomy and low living wage to showcase why the decision is a mistake.
No Fares!
Time for a free ride on public transit
Article
2007
The Tyee
This series of articles in The Tyee takes a hard look at fare hikes and spending priorities by B.C.'s transit planners, as well as rising greenhouse emissions and pollution by the private automobile, ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 7, 2016
Depression and Joy
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
It's a difficult thing to measure, but there are strong reasons for believing that the number of people struggling with depression has increased significantly in recent decades. Despite the evidence t...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 18, 2017
Public Transit
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
Connexions
Public transit - good affordable public transit - is key to a liveable city. Around the world, there are movements of transit riders fighting for better public transit. A key perspective guiding many...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 25, 2018
Looking for Answers, Creating Alternatives
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2018
Connexions
This issue of Other Voices features people who are questioning and challenging the way the world works and trying to create better alternatives.
The real reason American public transportation is such a disaster
Stromberg, Joseph
Article
2015
Vox
Stromberg dissects socials attitude regarding public transit in the United States, where infrastructure in most cities was designed with automobile dependency in mind, thereby causing transit to be be...
Rio fare protesters seize main station and let commuters travel free
Watts, Jonathan
Article
2014
The Guardian
Watts discusses the economic and political impetus for the seizure of Rio de Janeiro's transit stations by the public in a protest against rising fare prices.
Rio fare protesters seize main station and let commuters travel free
Riot police, teargas and stun grenades fail to stop passe livre movement taking over Central do Brasil train and bus hub
Watts, Jonathan
Article
2014
The Guardian
Thousands of commuters were shepherded through demolished ticket gates at the Central do Brasil station amid a violent confrontation over proposed fare rises that resulted in fires, arrests and disrup...
17 Reasons (or More) to Stop Charging People to Ride the Bus
Olsen, Dave
Book
2007
The Tyee
Olsen outlines a proposal for how to implement a fare-free transit system using already existing examples from around the world that are supported by their level of success and positive effects on the...
17 Reasons (or More) to Stop Charging People to Ride the Bus
The case for Fare-Free Transit
Olsen, Dave
Article
2007
The Tyee
The time has come to stop making people pay to take public transit. Why do we have any barriers to using buses, trolleys, SkyTrain? The threat of global warming is no longer in doubt. The hue and cry ...
Size matters: What Berlin’s rapid transit would look like in Toronto
Young, Leslie
Article
2014
Global News
Berlin has about 600,000 more people than Toronto and encompasses about 250 more square kilometers, so it's reasonable to expect there to be more subway lines. But not this many: Berlin has 25 subway ...
The Unique Genius of Hong Kong's Public Transportation System
Padukone, Neil
Article
2013
The Atlantic
Examining Hong Kong's "Value Capture" approach to public transportation.
What America can learn from Europe's high-speed trains
Adler, Ben
Article
2015
Grist
Adler examines the lagging state of high-speed rail technology in America while analyzing Germany's approach to transit and urban planning as a model for improvement.

Sources Bookshelf

Liberal Dreams and Nature's Limits
Great Cities of North America Since 1600
Lemon, James T.
Book
1996
An exploration of city life through time, focusing on the life [economically, socially, politically, etc.] of five large North American cities at various times in the past - Philadelphia during the ti...
Straphanger
Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile
Grescoe, Taras
Book
2012
A discussion of the major modern urban transport systems of the world.


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