Catch the Bus Month

3 weeks ago Tue 30th Aug 2022

Catch the bus monthThis September is Catch the Bus Month. Did you know that buses reduce congestion, improve air quality and provide people from all walks of life access to their communities?

Buses is one of the most sustainable forms of transport, a double-decker bus can take up to 75 cars off the road and switching just 1 journey in 25 to the bus would save 2 million tonnes of CO2 emissions. Buses also reduce social isolation and improve health and wellbeing.

On Saturday 10th September pop along and see us in St Thomas Square in Newport. We will be on hand to answer any questions you might have and if you sign up to the Southern Vectis APP on the day we will enter you into our prize draw to win a Multiday Bundle of Rover tickets worth £68!

There are so many benefits from catching the bus including the following -

Tackling loneliness & other social benefits

Buses are central to the fabric of UK society, helping to connect people and alleviate feelings of isolation. Buses help local communities to thrive by keeping local people connecting and strengthening community ties.

Health & wellbeing

Travelling by bus can be a less stressful way to travel and frees up valuable time. Did you know that walking to the bus stop can, on average, help you achieve half the Government's recommended 30 minutes of exercise per day? Taking the bus frees your hands and your head, allowing you to catch up on life admin, read a book or play games on your mobile.

Economic

The bus is good value for everyone! Buses help tackle congestion, which costs the UK economy at least £11 billion each year. Did you know that more than 1 in 10 (11%) of commuters would have to change jobs or leave the job market completely if bus service ceased to exist? 

Environment

It’s greener to get around by bus – buses help tackle air pollution by taking cars off the road. One fully loaded double decker bus can take 75 cars off the road and if everyone switched just one car journey a month to the bus, there would be one billion fewer car journeys on our roads, and a saving of 2 million tonnes of CO2. 

Our vision is to transform our communities into cleaner, greener, less congested and more prosperous places to live and work, where public transport is a convenient and desirable choice for everyone.

Why not explore the island further with our great days out and join in on Catch the Bus Month!