EFFECTS OF FREE TRANSPORT ON THE PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN COMPIEGNE

LES EFFETS DE LA GRATUITE DES TRANSPORTS COLLECTIFS A COMPIEGNE

THIS ARTICLE EXPLAINS THE EFFECTS OF FREE PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN THE TOWN OF COMPIEGNE. IT RESULTED IN A CONSIDERABLE INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE USING PUBLIC TRANSPORT, ALTHOUGH IN THE COURSE OF DIFFERENT SURVEYS CARRIED OUT, VERY MIXED REACTIONS WERE OBTAINED, MOST PEOPLE INTERVIEWED DECLARING THAT THIS MEASURE WOULD NOT HAVE ANY EFFECT ON THEIR TRAVEL PATTERNS. FREE TRANSPORT PROVOKED A PSYCHOLOGICAL SHOCK WHICH LED A LARGE NUMBER OF PEOPLE TO RE-EXAMINE THEIR TRAVELLING HABITS EVEN WHEN THESE WERE SOLIDLY ESTABLISHED. FREE TRANSPORT DID NOT RESOLVE IN ITSELF TRAFFIC AND PARKING PROBLEMS IN THE TOWN CENTRE. FINALLY, THE COST TO THE COMMUNITY IN A MEDIUM SIZED TOWN IS RELATIVELY HIGH, BUT, HOWEVER, 86% OF THE PEOPLE ASKED AGREED TO HELP IN SUBSIDIZING PUBLIC TRANSPORT COSTS.

Language

  • French

Media Info

  • Pagination: 6-11
  • Serial:
    • TEC
    • Issue Number: 22
    • ISSN: 0397-6513

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01293179
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institut Francais des Sciences et Technologies des Transports, de l'Aménagement et des Réseaux (IFSTTAR)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 3:53AM