Following on from the success of last years campaign, Catch the Bus Week is back.
Catch the Bus Week is a unique and fun initiative to encourage more people to use local bus services and an opportunity to shout about the benefits of using the bus that are often overlooked.
This year Catch the Bus Week will be running from 29 June to 5 July and in the build up we will be posting regular blogs explaining how using the bus can benefit you, your community, the economy and the environment.
We will also be letting you know how you can get involved and what activity is taking place in the Solent Go area.
Benefits of using the Bus - Health and Wellbeing:
Everyday millions of people jump into their car and join every other commuter on the road to no doubt be caught in traffic somewhere or delayed in someway, resulting in unnecessary stress before the day has fully got underway.
This is not a good way to start the day and stress can be seriously detrimental to your health, but research has shown that travelling by bus is a third less stressful than by commuting by car1.
Not only is using the bus less stressful when travelling around the Solent area but it also gives you more time. Whilst travelling on the bus your hands and head are free meaning you can catch up on a bit of life admin, relax reading a book or even dabble in a bit of internet shopping on your mobile, all stress free and all while you are getting to your destination.
Reducing stress is not the only way that catching the bus can help with your health and wellbeing. On average, walking to your bus stop can help you hit half the Government’s recommended 30 minutes of daily exercise2 which if achieved on a daily basis, has all round health benefits.
If you want to get involved in the Catch the Bus Week and improve your health and wellbeing for a week, you can purchase a day ticket from £5 or a week ticket from £20 here.
To find out more about the Catch the bus week visit the website and be sure to check back here for more information about activities in the Solent Go Region.
- Research commissioned by Greener Journeys, conducted by Dr David Lewis of the University of Sussex, September 2010
- Research commissioned by Greener Journeys, conducted by Dr David Lewis of Mind Lab International, September 2011