Toronto: Children under 12 ride free.
Boston: Children under 11 ride free.
London: Children 12 and under ride free.
Montreal: Children under 11 ride free.
New York: Children under 44’’ ride free.
Vancouver: Children 5- 18 pay $1.75-$3.75.
Victoria: Children 5-18 $2.50.
If BC is serious about creating a generation of transit users and transit supporters, the provincial government needs to make more of an effort to encourage ridership. The easiest way to do that is to make transit more affordable and convenient for families. The BC Green party should promise to make public transit free for children under the age of 12. It is an inexpensive promise that reinforces the Green party's commitment both reducing green house gases and the expenses of families.