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The Effects of Fare-Free Public Transport: A Lesson from Frýdek-Místek (Czechia)

Institute of Geography and Spatial Management, Faculty of Geography and Geology, Jagiellonian University, 30-387 Cracow, Poland
Sustainability 2020, 12(21), 9111; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12219111
Received: 23 August 2020 / Revised: 14 October 2020 / Accepted: 30 October 2020 / Published: 2 November 2020
The fare-free public transport policy (FFPT), the characteristic feature of which is abolishing fares in public transport, influences the transport system in favour of one means of transport. By joining the academic disputes over the outcomes of the FFPT policy, the aim of this paper is to understand the effects of the FFPT on overall mobility strategies and on the dynamics of the transport system where the policy is implemented. To do so, the paper is analysing a concrete example of the FFPT practice in Frýdek-Místek (Czechia) by conducting surveys with the residents and interviews with the city planning authorities. The results show that the FFPT influences mobility strategies and dynamics in the given transport system, which imprints in an increased use of public transport. However, the FFPT does not represent a universal tool of urban and transport planning and its implementation into practice should take place in synergy with other transport (dis)incentives. View Full-Text
Keywords: fare-free public transport policy; FFPT; mobility; public transport planning; Czechia fare-free public transport policy; FFPT; mobility; public transport planning; Czechia
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Štraub, D. The Effects of Fare-Free Public Transport: A Lesson from Frýdek-Místek (Czechia). Sustainability 2020, 12, 9111. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12219111

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Štraub, Daniel. 2020. "The Effects of Fare-Free Public Transport: A Lesson from Frýdek-Místek (Czechia)" Sustainability 12, no. 21: 9111. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12219111

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