Essential Reading for FPT

The Kheel Plan – http://www.nnyn.org/kheelplan/index.html

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 – http://www.freepublictransports.com/Cities

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

Transforming Public Transport – http://freepublictransit.org/Frank_Fisher.php

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

World Streets Blog-

http://worldstreets.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/should-public-transport-be-free-stay-tuned/

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’ –

http://www.ete-online.com/content/5/1/4

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 Planka.nu –

http://planka.nu/reports/plankanu_the_traffic_hierarchy.pdf

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

http://www.eco-logica.co.uk/WTPParticles.html

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.

Bob

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