Monday, June 12, 2017

Hong Kong urged to follow South Korea with free public transport days to fight air pollution

South China Morning Post: "The Clean Air Network argued the city should follow the South Korean capital of Seoul’s lead by waiving public transport fares during rush hour on days when air pollutants reach dangerous levels.
From next month, Seoul will operate rush-hour trains and buses free of charge when the daily average density of ultra-fine dust in the capital reaches 50 micrograms, according to a recent report in The Korea Times."

Friday, June 2, 2017

Sydney bus drivers let commuters ride free in protest against privatisation

(Australian Broadcasting Corporation): "Thousands of commuters in Sydney are taking public transport for free today as bus drivers escalate their industrial action against the Berejiklian Government's plan to privatise some services."

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Seoul to introduce free public transit to fight pollution

The Hankyoreh: "Seoul to introduce free public transit and voluntary alternate driving system on days with severe fine dust pollution"

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Buses vs Cars

  • Buses bring customers to market
  • Cars block access to the market
  • Buses work 18 hours a day
  • Cars sit 18 hours a day 
  • Buses free up space
  • Cars take up space
  • Buses are safe
  • Cars are dangerous
  • Buses allow you to text
  • Cars and texting are deadly 
  • Buses help you make new friends
  • Cars are anti-social, annoy pedestrians
Can you add to this list?

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

People in Asia killing themselves sending consumer products west

The Economist : "Of these, the team reckon just under an eighth were associated with pollutants released in a part of the world different from that in which the death occurred, thanks to transport of such particles from place to place by the wind. Almost twice as many (22% of the total) were a consequence of goods and services that were produced in one region (often poor) and then exported for consumption in another (often rich, and with more finicky environmental standards for its own manufacturers)."

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Free buses break record in Taiwan

Taiwan News : "Taipei, April 6 (CNA) Free buses for people heading to clean up ancestral graves in Taipei for Tomb Sweeping Day carried a record high number of 775,843 passengers this year, according to bus operators. The buses, a measure meant to alleviate traffic as people flocked to public cemeteries, made 16,476 trips on March 22-23 and 29-30 and the three-day Tomb Sweeping Day weekend April 4-6."