A new report suggests introducing a part-time Travelcard could help increase the numbers of Londoners working from home for some of the week, thereby reducing overcrowding on the transport network.
The report is based on a public consultation carried out the Conservative group on the London Assembly.
78% of those asked said they would consider using a 3-Day Travelcard to flexibly commute to work.
In addition, 67% of respondents said they’d consider walking or cycling to work for one or more days a week in return for a rebate on the cost of an annual Travelcard.
The report says Transport for London “should investigate the possibility of providing discounts for Cycle Hire Scheme membership to those with Annual or Monthly Travelcards.”
Mayor Boris Johnson has already confirmed plans to introduce a part-time Travelcard, but today’s report says any new ticket should allow passengers to pick and choose which days they travel and which days they work from home.
Roger Evans AM said: “With over 400 people writing in from across London, the consultation shows that commuters overwhelmingly want flexible ticketing systems to cater for their varied work and travel patterns.
“It’s clear that a 3-day Travelcard combined with a system of annual commuter rebates will encourage Londoners to cycle, walk, or work from home one or two days a week”
“People have also been clear that they would want to use the 3-day Travelcard non-consecutively.”
Today’s report also calls on TfL and the Mayor to encourage businesses to provide loans for annual Travelcards which staff can pay back each month.