Catch the Bus Week Launch

Greener Journeys logo Published on: 4th July 2016

It’s finally here. Today we’re launching Catch the Bus Week (#CTBW), our annual celebration of the benefits of the bus. Catch the Bus Week continues to go from strength to strength, and this year promises to be bigger than ever with hundreds of bus companies, passenger organisations, Members of Parliament and local authorities coming together…

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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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Cuts in bus funding hit the poorest in society

Greener Journeys logo Published on: 9th October 2015 by Claire Haigh.

Over the past 40 years the UK has become one of the most unequal societies in the developed world. The richest fifth of the population now gets 42% of the county’s income, whilst the poorest fifth gets just 8%. What role has transport played in this growing inequality? And what can be done to redress…

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Bus Priority: The London Perspective

Greener Journeys logo Published on: 14th September 2015 by Alex Phillips and David Field.

Bus patronage in London has witnessed significant growth over the last 15 years. In fact journeys have nearly doubled, driven by population growth, service quality improvements and fares policy. Today 6.5 million bus trips are made each weekday, or around 2.4 billion per year. Buses are the main mode of travel for a staggering 21…

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An economic evaluation of local bus infrastructure schemes

Published on: 10th September 2015

There is a growing interest in the importance of towns and cities to our economic and social welfare, in what makes them successful and how we can shape their development. Transport networks and local bus services are a particularly important part of this agenda. The ease at which we can get around influences where we…

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A Roadmap to Growth

Published on: 10th September 2015

This is an exciting time. There is a growing interest in the importance of towns and cities to our prosperity. Transport networks and local bus services are vital to this new urban agenda. Our ability to get around shapes where we live and work, where we are educated, how easily we can attend to our…

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A Roadmap to Growth: the importance of bus infrastructure

Greener Journeys logo Published on: 10th September 2015 by Claire Haigh.

New research for Greener Journeys demonstrates a compelling case for the Department for Transport to issue a Guidance on Promoting Local Economic Growth. There is a growing interest in the importance of towns and cities to our economic and social welfare, in what makes them successful and how we can shape their development. Transport networks…

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Briefing to Incoming Ministers

Published on: 24th July 2015

Greener Journeys applauds the UK’s return to economic growth. In particular, we welcome the Government’s commitment to delivering what the Chancellor of the Exchequer has called a “truly national recovery”. We are aware, however, that the economic recovery remains a work in progress and needs to be sustained. The solution lies in making better use…

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KPMG Report: Buses, devolution and the growth agenda: A guide to investing in local bus infrastructure

Published on: 12th February 2015

To help guide local decision makers on decisions related to bus infrastructure funding, Greener Journeys commissioned KPMG LLP to develop a new guide to help harness buses’ potential to boost economic growth, create jobs and strengthen communities. Drawing on expertise from 60 expert stakeholders, this guide sets out eight policy recommendations to improve local bus…

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Buses and the Economy II: Task 6 Report

Published on: 8th July 2014

The role and value of bus services outside towns and cities – a case study of Shrewsbury Buses and the Economy II investigates the link between bus services in the UK and the wider economy. This research aims to demonstrate how buses provide vital access to jobs; facilitate access to shopping and leisure facilities, especially…

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Buses and the Economy II: Task 3 Report

Published on: 8th July 2014

Econometric Analysis Buses and the Economy II investigates the link between bus services in the UK and the wider economy. This research aims to demonstrate how buses provide vital access to jobs; facilitate access to shopping and leisure facilities, especially in town and city centres; and their added value to society in the form of…

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Buses and the Economy II: Task 2 Report

Published on: 8th July 2014

First Order Effects and Wider Impacts Case Study Buses and the Economy II investigates the link between bus services in the UK and the wider economy. This research aims to demonstrate how buses provide vital access to jobs; facilitate access to shopping and leisure facilities, especially in town and city centres; and their added value…

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