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Commuters Back Plan For Flexible Travelcards

Wednesday 20th August 2014

A report on the future of commuting in London has shown overwhelming support for new flexible ticketing systems.

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Two-thirds of people say they'd like a refund from their weekly ticket for walking or cycling to the office.

London Assembly Conservative Member Roger Evans told LBC he's hopeful the plans will be implemented in January 2015.

He said: "This is particularly good news for part-time workers in London who are not well paid - and for people who choose to cycle or walk into work for one or two days a week, plus people who work from home.

"What we are suggesting is that if you have an annual travelcard, for the days that you don't use it, you can claim a rebate.

"Alternatively, we're also suggesting we also offer a three-day travelcard, rather than a five-day travelcard, so that there are options that reflect the different ways that people are working now.

"The refund would have to be for not using the travelcard. We could link the refund with a discount for using the Cycle Hire scheme, which would encourage cycling."

Mr Evans also said he hoped the idea would take some strain off the transport system.