Paris to Make Public Transit Free for Kids

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It’s The City of Light, The City of Love, and the city of of free public transportation for kids.

In Paris, children age 11 and under will soon be able to ride public transit for free, as will Parisians with disabilities who are under age 20.

Under the changes proposed by city mayor, Anne Hidalgo, school students—from elementary-age to those attending university—will receive half-off the Imagine’R travel pass. Children ages 14 to 18 will also receive free access to the city’s bike share program.

Currently, Paris public transit is free for kids under age 4 and half-price for kids age 5 to 11.

The change follows Luxembourg’s recent decision to make all of its public transportation free (becoming the first country in Europe to do so).

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