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Free Public Transport
The transport system is a growing problem in many large cities. Politicians in Melbourne are discussing the idea free public transport as a means to road congestion. The idea has been supported a number of politicians over a period many years. Some propose a $100 to $200 levy for all households to pay for scheme.
Associate professor Frank Fisher from the Monash Centre believes that private cars have alienating effect while public transport is a social phenomenon which leads to ‘people bumping into each other.’ argues that railway stations would be safer that graffiti and vandalism would be reduced stations were busier places.
Critics of the
argue that free public transport wouldn’t ease
congestion significantly and would lead to overcrowding
buses, trams and trains.