City Moves: 7 Public Transport Innovations

We all want to get places faster, cheaper...and cleaner. Travel and commuting are parts of busy lifestyles and some cities have taken measures to make it much easier, and the journey more enjoyable, for their passengers.

Whether it’s WiFi on the subway so you can check your emails, smartcards so queues don’t back up, or eco-friendly designs, all these measures on public transport make a difference in people’s lives. Here’s a look at 7 cities where smart decisions are keeping a better life on track.

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Santas in training at London's annual Santa School, held at the Ministry of Fun entertainment company.

Anne-Sophie Goninet and Jane Herbelin

👋 Ellohay!*

Welcome to Wednesday, where the Omicron variant triggers toughened travel restrictions, Putin warns NATO of Ukraine “red line,” and school’s in for Santa. For Amsterdam-based daily De Volkskrant, Daphne van Paassen also reports on how some Dutch hairdressers are being trained to recognize signs of domestic violence among their customers.

[*Pig Latin]

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