Make Zip Cards Free!!

Make Zip Cards Free!!

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Michael E started this petition to Transport For London and

I think that Zip cards should be free for travel. Why? For example, a school student’s journey to school might be long. This is due to the fact that they live much further away than others. This means that if zip cards aren't free and students can pay, and aren't used too, or have planned to, they would be unable to take public transport to school. This doesn’t mean a 5 minutes walk or so. This can mean an hour walk or more. This isn’t fair, especially those who live closer to the school, as they don’t have to pay anything. It is wrong as students are going to feel tired and may not want to even travel to school. So making it take the weights of their shoulders. You could also make money off tourists, rather than school students. If free travel is a “hassle”, then making more school routes would help plaster part of the issues. Making more school routes would help with school students only, even spare buses on normal routes. This is because when you separate public routes to school routes, it would make it clear and for students to go on for free. For example, drivers won’t need to be checking each passenger on public transport. All they need is to do is tap on their zip card. And it is also a good practice of social distancing.

In the picture above, you see Bus Route 477. It is a normal route, but due to local complaints and closures due to limited resources, 477 is using spare buses for underground (477U) which runs every half past the hour (e.g. 1230,1330, and etc) and V477 for school route.which does school opening and closing hours. 477 needs extras due to the infrequency and poor service. This example also applies to most other routes. This is really useful, especially when it is helping support with the social distancing rule.

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