Lisbon mayor offers free public transport for environment

For the young and elderly

11 May, 17:26

    (ANSAmed) - LISBONA, 11 MAG - The Lisbon town council has decided to make public transportation free for those under age 23 and those over age 65.

    The measure is being introduced for the "de-carbonisation of the city, not as a social measure", Mayor Carlos Moedas said in a conference on communication and digital economy.

    Moedas was commenting on what he called the "most important measure that we have passed" at the level of the capital's administration.

    Such a measure has been seen in very few other European cities.

    "If the biggest challenge we have to face today is climate change, then it will be faced in cities," he added according to the weekly magazine Expresso.

    According to a decision by the city council in late April, transportation in the Portuguese capital will become free for the elderly beginning in the summer and for young people beginning in September. (ANSAmed).

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