Greener by bus

Greener by bus

A new report Every journey is greener by bus shows how some areas are bucking the national trend of falling bus use.

Bus use is on the up in areas that have taken a new and innovative approach to services, particularly when it comes to low emission vehicles and related technology. The study, from the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership for Greener Journeys, shows how buses can meet the demand for almost every type of journey, through a series of individual case studies: “In many of the featured cities, the adoption of greener buses has occurred alongside increases of up to 20% in bus usership, defying the national trend”.

Focusing on the experience of passengers, it looks at the benefits of bus use in reducing congestion and noise, improving mobility, and offering less stressful travel, as well as supporting businesses and providing access to education, training, jobs and services. While the authors recognise there are many factors at play in areas where bus use has risen, they point to green buses as being part of a ‘virtuous mix’ of policy solutions that have seen all-round improvements in services, including environmental performance, which encourage greater bus use.

Download a copy of the report in full

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