- Posted by: Mike Hedges MS
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Mike Hedges AM is supporting Catch the Bus Week
A local Assembly Member Mike Hedges AM is showing their support for Catch the Bus Week. The AM joined passengers on the number 4 service from Morriston to the Quadrant to highlight the vital role busses play in the community.
Catch the Bus Week – spearheaded by Greener Journeys – aims to raise awareness of the vast economic, environmental and social benefits of taking the bus. The initiative, now in its 6th year, urges passengers, bus operators and local authorities to work together to encourage the switch from car to bus.
Switching just one car journey in 25, can remove one billion car journeys from UK roads and result in a reduction of 2m tonnes of CO2.
Travelling by bus instead of car also frees up road space, with a fully loaded double decker bus capable of taking up to 75 cars off the road. This makes journey times shorter and more reliable for all road users.
Buses keep people connected with family, friends and their local communities, as well as helping people access jobs, healthcare, education and training.
The Welsh Labour Government introduced free bus travel for pensioners and disabled people across Wales in 2002. You can find out how to apply and if you are eligible here https://beta.gov.wales/apply-bus-pass
You can plan you bus journey by visiting https://www.traveline.cymru/
Mike Hedges AM said
“Catch the bus week is a great opportunity to promote the benefits of taking the bus. It helps reduce air pollution, reduces congestion and is significantly less stressful than driving”
“I congratulate everyone involved in the campaign and hope that the week really draws resident’s attention to what a great value way to travel around town and further afield busses are.”