Essential Reading for FPT

The Kheel Plan –

An ambitious and well researched plan to fund free public transport in New York City through a combination of congestion charging and increasing taxi subscription rates.

Free Public Transports –

An international website detailing examples of free public transport cities and advocacy organisations around the world.

Transforming Public Transport –

An article by Prof Frank Fisher on how fares could be replaced by a Metropolitan Transport Levy in Melbourne, Australia.

World Streets Blog-

World Streets – the planet’s only sustainable transport daily newspaper. Check out this on-going debate on the merits of free public transport.

‘Cars, corporations and commodities: Consequences for the social determinants of health’ by James Woodcock and Rachel Aldred (in the open access journal ‘Emerging Themes in Epidemiology’ –

This article is a great introduction into the array of commercial, technological and spatial forces that structure the contemporary car system and that ultimately perpetuate health inequalities.

‘The Traffic Hierarchy’ by –

An impassioned argument regarding the necessity to challenge the dominant system of automobility, by a Swedish campaign for zero-fare free public transport.

‘World Transport Policy and Practice’ by Ecologica

This journal, hosted on the Ecologica website (a sustainable transport consultancy run by Prof. John Whitelegg), contains numerous interesting articles and radical perspectives on issues around transport – I highly recommend it!

Watch this space, more articles/links will be added shortly.



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