Carousel Buses Backs Car-Free Day

9 months ago Wed 20th Sep 2023

Carousel Buses is backing Car Free Day

Residents are being encouraged to take the bus on World Car Free Day 2023 on Friday 22nd September.

Carousel Buses is taking part in the global initiative which aims to ease congestion and improve air quality by promoting mass transit, cycling and walking to motorists as alternative methods of travel.

World Car Free Day will see bus operators, along with other high-profile organisations including local authorities support the campaign. Carousel Buses will be taking part in a social media awareness campaign to support the global scheme.  

Public transport offers health advantages as people who commute typically get 25 minutes’ exercise a day by walking at either end of their journeys.

Luke Marion, Carousel Buses Managing Director, said: “World Car Free Day is a great opportunity for us all to think about how we can individually reduce our carbon footprint and be healthier.

“Making small adjustments to travel routines can help us realise our goal of achieving net-zero emissions. We hope it encourages people to take part and use it as an opportunity to see what buses have to offer.

“Those who travel with us can use our app to buy tickets, plan journeys and track buses in real time. Our technology even shows much carbon dioxide people save compared to a private vehicle journey.”

Private cars account for 55% of greenhouse gas emissions from transport. Buses account for just 3% of emissions, and one double-decker bus has the potential to take as many as 75 cars off the road.

A subsidiary of the Go-Ahead Group, Carousel Buses employs around 80 people and operates around 45 buses in High Wycombe and the wider Buckinghamshire area. It also serves locations including Slough in Berkshire, Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire and Uxbridge.