Greener Journeys is dedicated to encouraging more sustainable travel. We aim to reduce CO2 emissions from transport by encouraging people to switch some of their car journeys to bus or coach instead.
Switching from car to bus for just one journey a month would mean one billion fewer car journeys on our roads and would save 2 million tonnes of CO2 every year.
We commission research into the social, economic and environmental benefits of public transport and campaign to make sure that those benefits are realised. We promote the potential of sustainable transport to:
Deliver a lasting prosperity throughout Britain
Enable everyone to take part in the life of Britain
Reduce transport emissions and improve local air quality
We present evidence to government and Parliament, build partnerships and run modal switch campaigns. By working with operators, local authorities and businesses, we aim to make it easier and more convenient for people to switch more of their car journeys to public transport.
Greener Journeys acts as agents for change for public transport sector where we focus on:
- Fresh thinking
- Using sound evidence
- Being responsive
We aspire to create a supportive climate public transport and achieve a step- change in how the bus is regarded by national policy-makers, local government, businesses and consumers.
We aim to facilitate modal switch through encouraging high quality public transport on all routes and by lobbying for the most public transport-friendly policy instruments to be used by local and national government.
Making the case for the bus
Greener Journeys articulates the benefits of the bus, these are: