Free public transportation: Why we need it, and examples from Korean and European cities


By Sina Zhen, Sustainable Mobility Officer, ICLEI World Secretariat, April 2021

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Summary :

ICLEI Korea and Hwaseong City, in partnership with the EU-Korea Climate Action Project, hosted the EU-Korea Urban Mobility Forum in Hwaseong on April 6, 2021. The theme of the forum was “Transition Towards Net Zero,” with presenters from Korea and the EU sharing innovative policies and programs for sustainable and low-carbon urban transport systems. One of the key topics of multiple speakers’ presentations was the recurring theme of implementing free public transport in cities and why it is essential as a mean of social equity and improving the quality of life for city residents. The forum focused on innovation in public transport and free public transport and how these improve urban lif

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