Since 1 September 2018, the Dunkirk Urban Community has been the largest European city to offer free public transport 7 days a week for all users. Everyone can use it as they please for their professional, academic or personal travel.
The new reorganisation of the DK'BUS Marine network and all the improvements carried out have improved the public transport network’s reliability, fluidity and speed.
With 5 timed lines (C1 to C5) running every 10 minutes at one stop and 12 other lines, the network also offers bus traffic between 5.30am and 10.30pm (Monday to Saturday). An additional service is provided on Fridays and Saturdays to provide late-night journeys to the outer limits of the region.
Buses have also become places of community and entertainment and are equipped with wifi and charging stations for mobile phones.
To assess the diversity of the effects of being free to use, the VIGS research association in partnership with the local urban planning agency (AGUR), with funding from the Urban Community, conducted an unprecedented in-depth study, both qualitative and quantitative, on the subject.