Free public transports in Niort, France

The mayor of Niort (nearby La Rochelle, France) achieved his electoral promise of 2014: the public transports are now free since the 1st of September. With that measure, Niort became the most populated city to introduce free public transportations in France. From now on, the city wants to make bikes available to the inhabitants and create an application that would inform about the exact timetables of buses and the journey’s duration. Main purpose? Improving the air quality of the city!