Bus for me-time — #lovemybus
Choosing to travel by bus increases the opportunities for ‘me-time’
Travel-time can be seen as a ‘gift’ to the passenger.
A bus journey can be an opportunity for time out, to ‘switch-off’ or to do personal tasks such as organising work and home life during an otherwise busy routine.
Professor of Health and Transport, Adrian Davis notes that;
“Periods of relaxation and time-out form the most common positive associations with travel-time on the bus. Passengers enjoy the time that the bus provides to listen to music, think, daydream, read, and gaze out of the window.
Travel-time means different things to different people and hence it is used and experienced in diverse ways. Many passengers enjoy time-out and time-for activities during this time. In particular emergent information and communication technologies are re-shaping the ways in which travel-time on the bus can be used, allowing greater potential for allocating personal time and the opportunity to disengage from the public space of the bus and connect virtually to wider social network.”
#lovemybus Champion Bronagh would agree with this.
She chooses the bus to commute, “because it allows me to sit back and unwind, enjoying the beautiful sunrises and sunsets’.
She goes on to say that;
‘I don’t feel guilty about listening to my music or watching a movie because when I get home, I’ve got things to do, jobs or whatever, so I can just use the bus as my time to relax.”
So, choose the bus as we return to new patterns, take the time to listen to your music, watch a film, catch up with friends or even have a wee snooze.