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. Scott has had an incredible journey over years commuting on the express bus and even met his wife on the bus!
1. What is your main motivation for choosing bus?
There is probably two main motivations. Firstly convenience. Where I work and where I live means it makes a lot of sense. There is a stop right outside my house. To give an example, yesterday I saw the bus arrive as I was locking my front door and I still made it on time.
Secondly the cost. If you weigh it up against the train it is a lot cheaper and a lot more reliable, you know if there are roadworks or interruptions it is great that the bus can just take an alternative route and still get us there.
But there is a lot of other smaller factors as well.
2. Research suggests that those who choose bus over car can enjoy more me-time, do you that is the case?
Absolutely, I don’t think there is any part of me that wishes I was driving to work each day instead of taking the bus.
You have time to do other things, for example, I can leave work on time knowing that I have an email still to send but that I can do that on the bus on the way home. I allows me to get home and relax without really thinking about too much, and just ignoring the traffic.
The best way to describe it is that you can just switch off and zone out and not have anything to concentrate on. The hour or so journey to zone out means that when I am home I am fully switched offand can use my time at home better.