Results for - Italian Town Offers To Pay Its Residents To Cycle To Work

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The Italian town of Massarossa wants cars off the road so much, they will literally pay residents to bike to work. The town plans a 12-month pilot focusing on 50 workers. Each will be paid 25 cents per kilometre, tracked via a smartphone app, up to a monthly cap of 50 euros ($72). That doesn't sound like much, but it would amount to maximum annual savings of around $860, not to mention factoring in the money saved on gas. Do you think this sounds like a good idea?

1. The Italian town of Massarossa wants cars off the road so much, they will literally pay residents to bike to work. The town plans a 12-month pilot focusing on 50 workers. Each will be paid 25 cents per kilometre, tracked via a smartphone app, up to a monthly cap of 50 euros ($72). That doesn't sound like much, but it would amount to maximum annual savings of around $860, not to mention factoring in the money saved on gas. Do you think this sounds like a good idea?

Yes
61%
1,053 votes
No
14%
245 votes
Undecided
25%
436 votes

2. Something was attempted in France last year, and while the numbers of cyclists did increase, most of them had been either carpooling or taking public transit anyway, so the total number of cars on the road didn't go down by much. Paris banned most cars for a single day in September in an attempt to combat pollution. Do you think something like this would be a benefit to your city or town?

Yes
31%
539 votes
No
24%
408 votes
Where I live, already many people bike to work
6%
104 votes
Where I live, car traffic is not an issue
16%
274 votes
Not sure
24%
409 votes
Do you bike to work or school on a regular basis, or would you like to?

3. Do you bike to work or school on a regular basis, or would you like to?

I already bike to work/school
4%
75 votes
I would love to try biking to work/school
10%
178 votes
I am not interested in biking to work/school
22%
380 votes
I can't even consider biking to work/school for a number of reasons -- too far, highway driving, unsafe terrain, etc.
35%
606 votes
I take public transit so biking isn't an issue
15%
254 votes
Other (please specify)
14%
241 votes

4. By 2019, one European capital city plans to be completely car-free. A newly-elected city council in Oslo, Norway, made the landmark decision to restrict all private vehicles from the capital's centre, marking the first permanent ban of this kind. Oslo's city council is comprised of Norway's Labour, Green, and Socialist Left parties – all of which intend to construct 60 km of extra bike lanes in the interim, while allocating more funds to the city's public transport system. Do you ever see this happening in Canada or the U.S.?

Never will happen!
26%
454 votes
It could be a possibility, at least in some areas
24%
419 votes
Maybe one or two places, but overall, no
18%
305 votes
Yes, I can see this happening everywhere in the U.S. and Canada
4%
66 votes
Not sure
27%
472 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
18 votes
11/21/2015 Living 1734 30 By: ghahrem5

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