Free bus travel for under 16
Currently there is free bus travel in Bristol only for children under 5, with half price tickets for those ages 5-15. Those aged 16 and under can receive a free bus pass, for free school travel from the Council if they go to their nearest school and meet certain distance or safety eligibility criteria. Extending this free service to all under 16s on all journeys within the city will promote lifelong bus use; reducing congestion and enabling children to independently access the facilities and resources of their city. Lessons can be learnt from Transport for London who provide this on all on their bus and tram services.