I’m planning to compare my Oyster expenditure and access fee (£45) for the first year against my Oyster expenditure for the twelve months before the scheme started once 30 July rolls around. Considering I was putting £40 on the Oyster about every 3-1/2 weeks before I think the savings will be pretty significant – and it’s normally quicker than the bus!
I used to put £50 on my Oyster every 3 weeks or so, now it’s £20 with about the same frequency.
It’s quicker than the bus, and also much much more pleasant than the tube. About the only time I use the tube now is to go to visit a friend in Walthamstow. The sooner they extend the scheme out there, the better
I’m in a similar situation. I used to cross london (E14 to W12/whitecity) daily, so I was spending > 100/month on travel. I’ve since moved,and bought a bike, and now I spend about 40 every month (mostly on buses when it’s raining, or longer tube rides)
Definitely a win and it was the BB’s that got me off my backside and on a bike again (well, “again” as in “in london” – I’ve done a lot of cycling in New Zealand)