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. Bronagh chooses the bus because the bus allows her to sit back and unwind enjoying the beautiful sunrises and sunsets
1. What is your main motivation for choosing bus?
It is really just how handy it is. I do not want to have to drive a car every day, and the buses are so regular, if I miss one, there is one not long after, you get to know the driver, and so much more. It also reduces my carbon footprint and that is good to know. I have no need to buy a car, which is a huge saving in money and in my footprint.
2. Research suggests that those who choose bus over car can enjoy more me-time, do you that is the case?
Yes, absolutely, I really don’t mind the time I spend on the bus, there is a lot I can do in the time. I’ll do my online shopping, watch some boxsets on my phone, read a book, sometimes chat and catch up with people if I happen to be on the same bus as some friends.
3. How does it make you feel to contribute to reducing pollution/congestion and greenhouse gas emissions contributing to climate change?
It is a good feeling, yes. It is something that I am really trying to focus on in the rest of my life, I am using reusable items when I can, recycling, buying fruit not in the plastic, that sort of thing. Taking the bus instead of the car really helps me contribute to that. The only shame is there is far too many cars on the motorway and that means that bus journey times can be quite varied.