Alliance Proposes Week Of Free Public Transport

The Alliance Party has proposed a pilot scheme of one week's free bus and rail travel to encourage people to migrate from private car usage.

The plan is part of a series of proposals aimed to improve active travel solutions, including an independent Infrastructure Commission, an all-Ireland rail network, a Sustainable Travel Commissioner.

Alliance North Belfast Assembly candidate Nuala McAllister, said: "Years of chronic under-investment in infrastructure and active travel have helped create a car-dependent society here," said Councillor McAllister.
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"We need clean, accessible transport and travel which works for everyone in our community. As well as drastically reducing emissions, investment and improved infrastructure would reduce social exclusion, break down the transport divide and create equal opportunities.

"That's why Alliance is calling for a number of measures in our upcoming manifesto, including the creation of more cycle lanes and greenways, which would enable greater numbers of people to take journeys by foot or bike. That is the norm we should expect in an active and climate aware society."

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