Although we hope that the worst of the Covid-19 health crisis is over, the impact is still being felt in so many ways.
We are very worried about the Government’s plans to remove free travel here in London for 11-18 year olds. This proposal which has been agreed by the Mayor of London, as part of of the Transport for London (TfL) bailout, is due to be implemented after the October half term.
Any young person who lives less than two miles away from school will lose their right to free travel. For example, a student who lives in Sudbury will have to walk or pay to get to Alperton Community School.
This is outrageous.
London Assembly Member Caroline Pidgeon, says "This policy is based on petty politics, and quite frankly arguments that are based on ignorance... This policy is going to impact low income families the most. It's going to severely effect young people going back to school, especially colleges where young people travel a greater distance, trying to catch up on their education and training."
If you don’t agree with this Government proposal, which has been accepted by the Labour Mayor of London, please sign this petition.
WE SAY NO!
We, the undersigned, call on the government and TfL to SAVE FREE TRAVEL for under 18s
We, the undersigned, call on the government and TfL to save free travel for under 18s and reverse their decision before it's too late.