CASwiki news articles have a focus on news of community action for sustainability. This article is an offshoot from Sustainable transport activism and is for news and comment in that global or international context. Image: Ethiopian cart, March 2009. Author: Steve Evans
  • Germany’s €9 train tickets scheme ‘saved 1.8m tons of CO2 emissions’, The Guardian (Aug 30, 2022)
  • Spain announces free rail journeys from September until the end of the year, The Guardian (Jul 15, 2022)
  • Here are the most effective things you can do to fight climate change, The Conversation (Jul 01, 2022) — Cutting driving and flying are two of the most eco-friendly actions you can take.
  • New Zealand halves public transport fares as petrol prices soar amid Russia-Ukraine war, (Mar 14, 2022)
  • Young People in France Ready to Fly Less, Stay Grounded (Feb 16, 2022) — global warming worries young people: 80% of them think that the situation is very worrying or dramatic and that it is urgent to act for the climate. Better still, a large majority (76%) recognizes the need to make significant or radical changes in our lifestyles . Young people are ready to act in all areas of daily life: daily transport (79%), tourism (81%), food (87%), consumption (92%), energy (92% ), recycling (95%).
  • First Electric School Bus In NYC Is An EV Conversion & That’s A Big Deal!, Clean Technica (Jan 30, 2022)
  • E-bike package delivery is coming to L.A., Fast Company (Jan 28, 2022)

2021[edit | edit source]

First driverless vehicle approved to operate on public roads in Europe, Nov 28[1]...France news

Paris Plans to Be Completely Cyclable by 2026, Oct 21[2]

A big, straightforward idea that shifts us to greener transport: Go anywhere in Austria for €3 a day, Oct 2[3]

Never mind going electric, where will we park? Aug 18[4]...Sustainable transport UK news

Cycling is ten times more important than electric cars for reaching net-zero cities. That's the beauty of "active travel", Apr 30[5]

Cargo bikes play a big role in avoiding motorised transport of goods. Many European cities operate successful cargo bike subsidy schemes. Commercial use, private ownership, sharing— all forms of cargo bike use are on the rise. Prof. Dr. Sophia Becker and Arne Behrensen, Feb 3[6]

2020[edit | edit source]

Ban SUV adverts to meet UK climate goals, report urges, Aug 3[7]...UK Climate news 2020

How the Slow Ways network could change walking in Britain, Jun 13[8]...Sustainable transport UK news


Large areas of London to be made car-free as lockdown eased, May 15[9]

UK plans £250m boost for cycle lanes and fast-track e-scooter trials, May 9[10]

"Like watching decades of activism happen in a month": how city mayors are using Covid-19 to clear cars from the streets, Apr 29[11]

De Blasio Commits to 100 Miles of 'Open Streets', Apr 27[12]...New York City news

Milan announces ambitious scheme to reduce car use after lockdown, Apr 21[13]...Italy news

Coronavirus: Banning cars made easier to aid social distancing, Apr 20[14]...Sustainable transport UK

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'Cities have been invaded by cars. Now they are being liberated', Apr 7[15]...Birmingham

Climate change: 'Gob-smacking' vision for future UK transport, Mar 27[16]...Sustainable transport UK

Electric car emissions myth 'busted', Mar 23[17]...Sustainable transport UK

What Happened After Market Street Went Car-Free, Mar 10[18]...San Francisco

Free transport in Luxembourg, but what's the cost? Feb 29[19]

Brighton, Bristol, York... city centres signal the end of the road for cars, Jan 26[20]...Sustainable transport UK

Germany cuts fares for long-distance rail travel in response to climate crisis, Jan 2[21]

2019[edit | edit source]

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Extinction Rebellion's car-free streets showcase the possibility of a beautiful, safe and green future, Oct 16[22]

In Freiburg 79 percent of trips taken as a pedestrian, by bike, or by public transport. Aug 20[23]<

Oslo Is (Almost) Car-Free -- And Likes It That Way, Mar 5[24]...Norway

2018[edit | edit source]

Luxembourg Makes All Public Transportation Free, Dec 10[25]

Memory lanes: the ramblers trying to save 10,000 lost footpaths, Dec 4[26]...Sustainable transport UK

The electric scooter scheme taking over Paris, Nov 27[27]

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One Ecuadorian City Is Converting Its Entire Bus Fleet To Electric By March 2019, Nov 14[28]

'I leave the car at home': how free buses are revolutionising one French city, Oct 15[29]

Journée sans voiture: les 4 premiers arrondissements de Paris piétons un dimanche par mois, Sep 17[30]

Germany launches world's first hydrogen-powered train, Sep 17[31]

The young are falling out of love with their cars. It's an opportunity we musn't waste. Aug 8[32]...Sustainable transport UK

Paris Gets Serious About Free Transit, May 16[33]

1000 Electric Buses To Spearhead Paris Goal Of 100% Zero Emissions Public Transportation, Apr 23[34]

In Germany's Car Capital, the Unthinkable: The Right to Ban Cars, Feb 27[35]

Brussels to make public transport free on high air pollution days, Feb 26[36]...Belgium

German cities to trial free public transport to cut pollution, Feb 14[37]

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