Montpellier is getting ready to launch its free public transport scheme ahead of Christmas.
Montpellier in southern France is getting ready to introduce free public transport on 21 December.
It will become the largest French metropolis to boast such a scheme.
From next month, local residents will be able to utilise a free transport pass across the city’s bus and tram network. The scheme aims to slash emissions, reduce pollution and improve accessibility for the city’s residents.
“By introducing free transport, we are bold in taking a great measure of social justice, of progress, which works for the ecological transition,” tweeted the mayor of Montpellier, Michaël Delafosse when the scheme was announced earlier this year.