Shouldn't we have public transport vouchers?
For a couple of hours work a week in your community, you'd get free travel for the week.
The OAP and disabled, and most children up to 5, some up to 16, already have free travel (albeit it time constricted at times).
For workers on a low income, or the unemployed, the cost of travel can be highly restrictive. We have privatised companies, that receive a hell of a lot of subsidies from the public purse via grants for free fares, helping companies purchase new stock, highway maintenance etc.
Community work for travel vouchers would be an easy way to strengthen community ties, improve the local area, function as a social safety net for those in a precarious labour market, and facilitate greater movement and use of public transport. Public transport would be available to the public, currently, many are restricted financially from using it.
Sheffield - a city on the move, due to a lack of secure affordable housing.
54% of Sheffield's affordable housing has been lost since 1980! (As of 2010 - and even more has be lost since then!)