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Launch of the Transport Knowledge Hub

Greener Journeys logo Published on: 27th March 2017 by Claire Haigh.

Greener Journeys is pleased to be a sponsor of the Transport Knowledge Hub, which launches today at the LEP Annual Conference at the QEII in Westminster. Transport is central to unlocking growth, which is why transport infrastructure investment accounts for such a significant proportion of allocated Local Growth Fund. The key question is what is…

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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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KPMG Report

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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Bus2020: Case for the Bus report

Published on: 12th February 2015

Every day, buses carry millions of people to work, to the shops and to education and training. Buses help older people to continue to be part of their communities, as volunteers or as carers. Furthermore, buses are a cost effective way to reduce road congestion and cut carbon emissions. In this paper, Greener Journeys sets…

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Buses and the Economy II – A surveys of expenditure of visitors to city and town centres

Buses and the Economy II: A survey of expenditure of visitors to city and town centres

Published on: 7th January 2014

New Greener Journeys research, conducted by the University of Leeds, profiles spending in town / city centres and retail parks, investigating links between expenditure and accessibility. The study looks at both bus users and non-bus users to compare shopping patterns and spending. The report also establishes what factors influence people’s choice of shopping location to…

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Bus 2020: A Manifesto for the next Parliament

Bus 2020: A Manifesto for the next Parliament

Published on: 10th September 2013

Over the life of the next Parliament, Britain has a valuable opportunity to harness the potential of the bus. In Bus 2020 Greener Journeys has set out concrete, practical proposals to generate economic growth, create jobs and protect the environment. The next Government should: Promote greener growth, by giving more support to bus priority measures…

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Buses and the Economy II: Survey of Bus use amongst the Unemployed

Buses and the Economy II: Survey of Bus use amongst the Unemployed

Published on: 10th September 2013

New Greener Journeys research, conducted by the University of Leeds, examines the use, accessibility, role and perception of buses amongst a sample of unemployed taken from a number of large British cities outside of London. The research reveals that young people are more reliant than any other demographic group on bus services. For the vast…

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A5 summary of stats on bus business case

Published on: 14th December 2012

Greener Journeys has summarised its killer statistics and arguments into a handy, free, pocket-size A5 leaflet – Making the business case for the bus. The leaflet explains in a snapshot, the various main ways buses contribute to the UK economy and Greener Journeys’ five-point plan towards maximising this, as well as a summary of the…

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