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. Lewis chooses the bus to commute because it’s cheaper, less hassle and better for the planet!
1. What is your main motivation for choosing bus?
Mostly it would be cost and ease. It would cost me way more to drive in everyday with the price of fuel, parking and the rest of it. It works out a lot cheaper on the bus. But also, there is a bus stop right across the road from my work making it very easy for me, so that would be a big motivation as well.
2. Research suggests that those who choose bus over car can enjoy more me-time, do you that is the case?
Yeah, absolutely I find I get more me-time on the bus, I actually tweeted about it this morning. It takes 40 minutes to an hour each way for me, so I can read a book, have a sleep, catch up with friends, make some phone calls and do some general admin. I can manage to get that all out of the way before I get home which gives me more free time at home as well.
3. How does it make you feel to contribute to reducing pollution/congestion and greenhouse gas emissions contributing to climate change?
Yeah, it feels good. As someone who does drive sometimes, I absolutely hate the traffic, so it is good to know that choosing the bus is reducing congestion. As for the Greenhouse Gas Emissions, it is something I am very happy about, I am thinking about that in the rest of my life as well. I decided to go vegan a few months ago and the environment was a big motivation for that so the reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions from choosing the bus is great.