Lisbon will provide free public transport for children, students, and the elderly in a move Mayor Carlos Moedas stated was vital to Portugal’s fight against climate change. Moedas stated that Lisbon was following the lead of other European cities. Tallinn, Estonia’s capital, and Luxembourg City provide free transportation for all residents. London and Paris also offer free travel to some elderly and children.
The Lisbon city council unanimously approved Thursday the plan that all residents below the age 18 will be able to use the subway, buses and yellow trams to get around the city. Lisbon, a city with over half a millenials, will pay around 15 million euros ($16.28million) per year for the measure. It should be in effect by the summer. Moedas stated that Lisbon’s actions would encourage the rest of Portugal to adopt similar measures.
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