Don't Zap the Zip campaign briefing

Don't Zap the Zip campaign logo - picture of a London double decker bus
Post date: 
26 June 2020
Written by: 

Alice Woudhuysen

London campaign manager

Children in London have been able to travel around the capital for free, or at a discounted rate, since 2005. But that’s about to change. As part of its bailout of Transport for London, the government is insisting on suspending free travel for under 18s, to protect public health and avoid overcrowding on buses. This will be a disaster for families with children who are already struggling.

This briefing outlines:

  • the problem
  • why the government is doing this
  • who the suspension will affect and how it will affect them
  • other implications of the suspension
  • the solution

Last updated: 6th October 2020