Sustainable transport

Passenger traffic jumps in first days of June

Passenger traffic in Greek public transport jumped 13.94 percent on June 1, when further restrictive measures for the prevention of coronavirus eased, compared with the same day a week ago (May 25), according to data by the Athens Urban Transport Organization (OASA) on Thursday.

A total of 931,876 tickets were validated on all public transport on June 1, versus 817,900 on May 25.

COVID-19 prompts more Turks to take to the pedals

More people are choosing bicycles as a mode of transportation in Turkey since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, according to a domestic bicycle producer.

Bayram Akgül, deputy chairman of Turkey Bicycle Federation, said sales have spiked.

People are afraid to use mass transportation due to the fast contagion of the virus.

Public transport ticket prices reduced

Tickets for public transport in Athens and Thessaloniki are cheaper as of Monday with a reduction of value-added tax, to 13% from 26%, coming into effect. From now through October, commuters can buy a single ticket for the metro, tram, bus or trolley bus in Athens for 1.20 euros, down from €1.40, while the equivalent ticket for buses in Thessaloniki will cost €0.90, compared to €1 now.