The #lovemybus champions are taking the bus for a whole year from Kilmarnock or Ayr to Glasgow and reporting back on their experiences. The champions will share what taking the bus means for their daily routine and the stories and anecdotes that they find on their journey. Emma began the campaign by saying she chooses the bus because it is convenient, cheap and simple.
1. What is your main motivation for choosing bus?
Originally, I took the train, but it was three times more expensive than the bus and the car was more expensive as well. So, it started with that, but my motivations are now three-fold for taking the bus:
- It is stress-free.
- It is good for the environment and an easy change to make.
- The community feel of taking the bus. This is now my third year taking the bus, and so I see some friendly faces. If I feel I am late and see some people I recognise it’s nice because I know I am actually on-time.
2. Research suggests that those who choose bus over car can enjoy more me-time, do you that is the case?
Yeah, definitely, I almost always do work on the way in, but on the way home I always relax, listen to music or podcasts. It is in that time after I finish at uni, but before I get home that it is really nice and helps with my work-life balance. When I had to drive, I found it really stressful, especially in the dark and the rain at this time of year.