Barcelona’s transport authority has a solution: A new program (KanGo!), piloted during the first six months of this year, that offers children the chance to go to school by regular bus while keeping parents informed each step of the journey. The program uses NFC cards and helpers armed with smartphones to monitor children as they go to school by public transport.
The city also offers free use of the public transportation system to children 13 and younger. Parents need only apply for a T-12 card, paying a one-time fee of €35 ($40).