Public Transportation Free in Luxembourg

Do you know the country which offers Public Transport Completely Free?
Yeah… I guess you will be surprised to hear. But it’s real

Luxembourg, a small wealthy nation in European Union offers Public
Transport FREE…

Small and Rich European Nation made Public Transportation FREE


Luxembourg is a small nation in European Union. It’s a landlocked country surrounded by France, Belgium and Germany. A very small population enjoy their prosperous rich economy.
Nearly 7 hundred thousand people live in this small nation. Other nearly 2 hundred thousand cross-border workforce visits the country on daily basis.

Some 1.2 million tourists visit this country annually. If you got a chance to drive through
this nation, it would take just 2 hours scenic ride to finish your journey along the vineyards
majestic castles and old-fashioned farmhouses.

On 1st of March 2020, the country announced their new policy over public
transportation by declaring completely free access. So, anyone visiting the country will be allowed
to use Trains, Buses and Trams are completely free.

This story hit the international headlines and many experts came out with their theories.
Some tried to explain the reasons behind it and others tried to balance the pros and cons.

Why did this happen? As you know, many countries struggle with their
public transportation and people struggle with their finance as the transportation cost came in
huge just after rent. Somehow this country has tried to cut off that cost.

According to the news reports, there were two major reasons behind
this decision.
The first one is a social benefit. By doing this, the country is expected to
narrow down the gap between
rich and poor. People can use their transportation costs to upgrade
their life while enjoying the same
quality service.

Especially the bottom 10% of society would enjoy this benefit the most.
Students, Pensioners and homeless
people were suffering from cold winters and day to day high cost of
public transportation.

Now it is free to use as much as they want.

Further, the country is expecting more employment opportunities to
their citizens by making more affordable ways to
travel. It means, citizens can travel far for their daily jobs, even
if the workplace might little far from home.

In addition, there are some couple of hundred thousand people who
travel by crossing the borders. This will help
to them. They have a big contribution to the country’s workforce.

The second reason is Traffic. As it is a small piece of land and high
in commercial activities, the traffic hits the country
very hard.
Luxembourg is one of the top commercial and financial hubs in the region.
So, it is an extremely high-traffic area.

Free public transportation policy is trying to discourage private
vehicles on weekday work schedules.
It will encourage people to use Trains, buses or tramps as much as they can.
It will save money, save the plant and it might save time if everyone gets used to it.

As you know 40 people can easily fit into a coach instead of 40 cars.
One coach and save 40 car traffic time and space.

Luxembourg is one of the wealthy countries and they can afford this cost.
But they have planned to recover some small amount
of cost by taxation. Even before this, they had only 10% of the total cost
of public transportation from fares.
So it isn’t making any big impact. Whatever on the taxation policy,
they will make sure that it won’t harm
their target to narrow the rich vs poor gap.

The moral of this story is not to introduce free public transportation in
third-world countries or any other
place on Earth. The message is, Encouraging Public transportation is
always beneficial.

Try it out
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Cycling Concept of Netherlands

The Netherlands and its capital “Amsterdam are so famous for their cycling public transportation method. Do you know why it is very famous? Here is the answer.

Amsterdam is the cycling capital of the World

Bicycles, Tulips, and Windmills are the very first thing you got in
your mind when I Said “Netherlands”.
Not even inside the country, but some Dutch diplomats around the World
have been involved in promoting cycling around the World.
What is the reason behind this passion for bicycles?

Besides Dutch people, does your country has bicycle traditions? Let us
know in the comment sections to improve our knowledge.

Before disclosing the major reasons, let me explain some
cycling-friendly policies and cycling traditions in the Netherlands.
Currently, 17 million people live in the Netherlands and 22 million
bikes there in the country that makes 1.3 per head
bikes in the country.

Bicycles are the priority and not cars


Oh, My God…
Netherlands traffic policy is more friendly to cycling than private
automobiles. Many infrastructures have been developed
for cycling. The average kid who reaches their 2nd or 3rd birthday will get
a bicycle for their personal use. So it is common practice to have a bicycle for kids little as 2-3 years.
Not like in other countries, they do not wear helmets if not the rider
is a racer. Once I disclose the major reason, you will
understand the helmet tradition as well.

The World’s largest underground bicycle park

World’s Largest Underground Bicycle park is also located in Utrecht,
the Netherlands that can facilitate more than
12,000 (Twelve thousand) bikes. Not only traditional standard form bicycles, but
also they have very specific bikes for various matters.
If you have kids to travel with, they have special carriages. Some
Dutch people make jokes at US people that they have
School buses and Dutch have school bicycles.

The average Adult Dutch makes 1,000 kilometres per year by paddling a
bicycle. And a Teenager makes double it around 2,000 km
per year.

Dutch PM does cycling as a daily habit (Verified with my video’s feedback)

Not only average citizens but also Dutch Prime Ministers also have
involved riding bicycles to go work and
it is very popular around the world.

If you are from the Netherlands, tell us whether actually Dutch PM
ride bikes every day. Let us know in the comments.

Let’s back to the primary reason, why Dutch People love cycling.
As we discussed, there are many more trends and motivations for cycling in
the Netherlands.

Netherlands Geography and its role

Netherlands or Holland is a nearly flat country compared to many other
countries. Not many big mountains and
steep roads that it makes difficult to deal with cycling. So, flat
land is very friendly for bikes and you never
get tired of riding hard to move upwards and riding with danger
downwards. You will think that sloppy roads are
easy to ride but they are hazardous.

And the Netherlands does have perfect weather year-round. Summer only
reaches around 22 degrees Celsius and the average
is always much colder and not very sunny to burn you to a crisp. flat,
hard, and cycling-friendly roads are the best
motivation for cycling in the Netherlands and it offers two other benefits.

Government Policy

In addition to that, I learnt that In the 1970s and around, there were lots of traffic-related accidents and some motor accidents killed even children. As a result of that, Public pressure was high on policymakers to rethink car orient roads. And the government introduced cycling infrastructure and laws to empower the community to switch to bicycles. And pedestrian and cycle-oriented roads were slowly established throughout the country.

Cycling is a healthy option. It is bringing a more healthy lifestyle
to you. You will need no more exercises to maintain
your beautiful body.
And cycling is greener than green.

Many try to blame others for eating meat, endless air travel, and even
at electric car industries. But the Netherlands has
started without waiting for anyone else. That makes the Netherlands
unique and it is a big contribution to their tourism industry
too. You can simply rent a bike and ride as much as you need to
explore the Netherlands. It will cost around 8 euros per day.

So be like Dutch People…

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