Scottish Bus Week is an ideal opportunity to celebrate bus and its role in connecting communities, improving air quality and tackling climate change by encouraging us out of our cars and onto more sustainable forms of transport. It's also a chance to show gratitude to those working in the industry who provided essential services throughout the pandemic.
An initiative from #lovemybus through Transform Scotland and supported by Paths for All and partners including major bus operators - Scottish Bus Week 2022 will be delivered in partnership with CPT Scotland.
Encouraging people onto buses by creating conditions that make it more attractive is a key focus of the council's new Transport Strategy - with an ambition of reducing car vehicle kilometres travelled in Glasgow by 30% by 2030. The council also works closely with the bus industry through the Glasgow Bus Partnership to address the current challenges to bus travel.
Work is ongoing on a variety of initiatives and projects that prioritise bus and reduce congestion to support faster, more reliable services. Measures such as camera-enforced bus gates, bus lanes and traffic signal priority are all practical ways to speed up bus journey times - with additional funding recently secured from Transport Scotland to explore further bus priority measures in the city.
As well as delivering sustainability benefits, we also recognise that bus is playing a significant role in reducing levels of harmful air pollution - with a much greater proportion of cleaner, low and zero emission buses now running through our city centre since the introduction of the first (bus-only) phase of Glasgow's Low Emission Zone in 2018.
The #lovemybus team will be in different towns and cities across Scotland throughout the week including Glasgow. You can find out more at lovemybus.scot/scottishbusweek.
You can also plan your bus & integrated public transport journey in and around Glasgow by visiting Traveline Scotland's website.