Campaign for Better Transport has launched its first Better Transport Week, which is set to promote public transport, shared mobility, walking and cycling on 12-18 June.
To mark the campaigning group’s 50th anniversary, it will stage a week-long series of events and social-media activities, including “Bus and Coach Day” on 13 June.
Better Transport Week is supported by Bus Users UK, First Bus, Go-Ahead Group, Reading Buses, Transport for London, Transport for Greater Manchester, Transport for West Midlands and Urban Transport Group, among many others.
On Bus and Coach Day, campaigners will encourage the public to thank their driver and share on social media why buses and coaches are important to them.
Norman Baker from Campaign for Better Transport says: “What better way to celebrate Campaign for Better Transport’s 50th year than with a celebration of sustainable transport? We are very excited to be launching Better Transport Week and pleased to have such a large number and range of organisations as partners for the week.”
Mark Anderson, Customer and Commercial Director at Go-Ahead Group adds: “Public transport is part of the solution for climate change. Go-Ahead welcomes the work of Better Transport Week as it focuses on the benefits of sustainable travel. We will continue to advocate for greater modal shift, moving people out of their cars and on to public transport, whether that’s bus or rail.”
Campaign for Better Transport was founded as Transport 2000 on 6 February 1973.