Get the bus and talk more!

Greener Journeys logo Published on: 28th June 2019 by Claire Haigh.

Get the bus and talk more! Claire Haigh, Chief Executive Greener Journeys That the UK is suffering from a loneliness epidemic is beyond doubt. Two thirds of us admit to at least sometimes feeling lonely[i], and more than nine million adults in the UK are always or often lonely[ii]. 13% of people in the UK…

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Sustainable transport: The key to unlocking the benefits of new housing

Published on: 22nd May 2018

This report explores the relationship between sustainable transport and housing, and the corresponding impacts on the economy and society. This work was funded by Greener Journeys in partnership with the Department for Transport and independently undertaken by KPMG. We need to build approximately 300,000 new homes per year for the foreseeable future to abate the…

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Leave your cars at home for Catch the Bus Week

Leave your cars at home for Catch the Bus Week

Published on: 3rd July 2017

Catch the Bus Week 2017 runs from July 3 – 9, with bus operators, local authorities and passenger groups encouraging the public to give the bus a try New Buses Minister Jesse Norman MP launches the 5th annual celebration of bus travel New figures reveal that every £1 spent on local bus infrastructure can deliver more…

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The ‘true value’ of local bus services

Published on: 3rd July 2017

The report, The ‘true value’ of local bus services, was compiled by KPMG LLP for Greener Journeys. It provides a summary of updated ‘value for money’ appraisals for: bus priority measures; concessionary travel for older and disabled people; concessionary travel for apprentices; tax incentives for commuters; and the Bus Services Operators Grant.

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A study of the value of local bus services to society

Published on: 24th October 2016

Building successful and sustainable communities Building successful and sustainable communities requires the pursuit of policies attuned to economic, social and environmental objectives. This is especially true for transport policy and investment decisions which require a balanced approach to delivering economic prosperity, supporting social inclusion and protecting the natural environment. Whilst much has been done over…

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The Value of the Bus to Society

Published on: 24th October 2016

We know that policy is not about economic value alone. Because life isn’t just about the pound in your pocket, or savings to the Exchequer. And policy should not just be made on economic arguments alone, however strong they may be. Policy must deliver on a range of social factors as well. Does it reduce…

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Reduce car use to meet emissions challenge

Greener Journeys logo Published on: 19th July 2016 by Claire Haigh.

The recent progress report from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) makes for interesting reading. The good news is that that greenhouse gas emissions have fallen by an average of 4.5% in the past three years and are now 38% below 1990 levels. However, the less encouraging news is that this reduction in emissions has…

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Public urged to leave cars at home for Catch the Bus Week

Published on: 4th July 2016

Catch the Bus Week 2016 runs from 4th-10th July, with operators, local authorities and transport groups encouraging the public to give the bus a try A bus driving lesson for Transport Minister Andrew Jones MP marks the launch of the 4th annual celebration of bus travel Britons are today being encouraged to swap car journeys…

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Bus usage is on the decline – what can be done?

Greener Journeys logo Published on: 15th June 2016 by Claire Haigh.

The number of bus journeys across England is on the decline and looks set to fall even further. New figures from the Department for Transport, out yesterday, paint a worrying picture. In the last year, the number of bus journeys in England, both inside and outside of London has fallen. In total there were 118…

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Air quality has shot up the agenda

To tackle poor air quality, we need to talk about modal shift

Greener Journeys logo Published on: 2nd February 2016 by Claire Haigh.

Air quality has shot up the agenda. It is estimated that poor air quality may cause 29,000 early deaths a year, and transport has been identified as a major contributor. Government is rightly focused on the issue, as recent announcements on the Clean Air Zones and Clean Bus Technology Fund demonstrate. But why has there…

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