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Commuters Payback

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Commuters may get cash travel rebates for cycling to work from 2015

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in NewsshareShare

· 90-day consultation for Londoners over ticketing reform begins
· Mayor of London to ask TfL to examine how to encourage walking and cycling as part of 2015 flexible ticketing package
· Commuter rebates: £206 projected refund for zones 1-3 annual Travelcard holder

London’s commuters may get cash refunds on their annual season tickets from 2015, if they cycle or walk to the office for part of their working week.

The Mayor of London has announced that he will instruct TfL to examine how to encourage walking and cycling as part of the flexible ticketing package to be introduced in 2015.

The announcement comes on the launch of a report, “Commuter Payback”, which looks at ways to get more Londoners travelling to work on bike or foot.
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Mayor’s bold housing plan will boost supply… but let’s scrap concrete warehouses for families

Posted Posted by GLA Conservatives in OpinionshareShare


The root of many of London’s housing problems is the longstanding problem of a lack of supply. The Mayor’s strategy addresses this with a bold plan to build at least 42,000 high quality homes per year – double what has been achieved in the last 20 years. It includes, for the first time, targets for purpose-built homes to relieve pressure on London’s private renters. It provides for a huge expansion of low cost homes for first time buyers. And we will see funding for the much-needed larger family homes that we have consistently been calling for, as well as building new homes for downsizers – freeing up more family housing for where it is really needed.

However, we must learn lessons from the 60’s and 70’s and stop building affordable housing for families above the third floor. In the 21st century, in a highly developed city such as London, it is nothing short of a scandal that children are being rammed into these high rises. Tower blocks are concrete warehouses for families – they fail to create strong communities, lead to isolation and a poor standard of living. Families with kids need gardens and neighbours they can interact with.

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