Bus For a Healthier Future
Studies have shown that choosing bus is a direct route to a happier, healthier you. By switching from car to bus, it opens the door to a wide range of physical, mental, and emotional benefits. You’ll even be helping to support our NHS every time you hop on board.
Bus for Better Health
Did you know that just 15 minutes’ walk to and from the bus stop can cut your risk of heart disease, stroke, asthma, diabetes, obesity and even cancer! Not only that, but it’s Scotland’s safest form of road transport. In 2018, Scots were almost 200% more likely to be seriously injured or killed in a car accident than to get even a minor injury riding the bus.
Choosing to #BusForFuture is a small lifestyle change that promises life-long health benefits.
Bus for Mental Health
Staying active by walking to and from the bus stop has been shown to make us happier as well as healthier. But it’s not just the exercise that helps. Bus also gives you the chance to relax all the way to your destination. Research shows bus travel is far lower stress than driving a car, which enhances mental health, social engagement, and emotions.
Leave the car behind. Choose to #BusForFuture to relax and enjoy the journey you’re on.
Protects our NHS
By taking small steps to live a more active lifestyle, such as walking to and from the bus stop, it not only improves our health but also our National Health Service. Keeping ourselves in better health means fewer visits to the doctor or hospital, and less treatment. This frees up valuable time and resources to deliver shorter wait periods and all-round better care.
By choosing #BusForFuture, you are helping to relieve the strain on our NHS.
Disability and Chronic Illness
Around 2 million people in Scotland have at least one long-term condition that significantly limits them in a human, social, or economic way. Not only does choosing #BusforEveryone improve our own health, it helps create a better service for those with existing health conditions to reliably access the medical support they need.
Choosing #BusforEveryone, prioritises bus services as a lifeline to access medical services.