Catch the Bus Week 2016, which was spearheaded by Greener Journeys, took place from 4 – 10 July. Now in its fourth year, the annual bus celebration received widespread support and participation from passenger organisations, bus companies, local authorities, passengers and Members of Parliament. A staggering 273 stakeholders got behind the week as well as 18 MPs and over 20 local councillors.
The week marked a special opportunity for these groups to join together to celebrate sustainable travel choices, as well as raising awareness and promoting the benefits of catching the bus nationwide. As the week rolled on, we were bowled over by the outstanding array of support through social media, events, competitions, giveaways, educational initiatives and charity partnerships.
As we look back on Catch the Bus Week 2016, we are reminded of the vital role that buses play in our lives – helping to create jobs, protect the environment and reduce social isolation. This year’s event succeeded in this regard by not only promoting public transportation, but also educating the public about the wider benefits of catching the bus.
We are extremely grateful to everyone that got involved and we’re already gearing up for next year’s Catch the Bus Week. In 2017, the week will run from 3 – 9 July and we’re looking forward to building on the fantastic momentum we have made this year.