Commuters in Sheffield are being urged to leave the car at home and give the bus a go in a new campaign launched by the Sheffield Bus Partnership.
The ‘Bus, Your Second Car’ initiative has been launched by transport bosses to encourage more people to try Sheffield’s buses and trams in a bid to cut congestion and improve the city’s air quality.
Bus Street Teams will be out across Sheffield this October handing out free CityWide Day Tickets, giving car users the chance to ‘Test Drive’ the city’s buses and trams.
The Bus Street Teams will be at locations including:
- Waterthorpe on Thursday 3 October, 10am – 6pm
- Chesterfield Road on Monday 14 October, 10am – 6pm
- Woodseats Shopping Centre on Tuesday 15 October, 9am - 5pm
- Ecclesall Road on Wednesday 16 October, 7am – 3pm
Car users can find out when the Street Teams are in their area and plan their free Test Drive on the dedicated website yoursecondcar.com
There is also the chance to take advantage of an exclusive ‘Aftercare Package’ of offers and discounts in the Sheffield area, and enter into an online weekly prize draw to win a Kindle eReader
Sheffield Bus Partnership brings together South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE), Sheffield City Council and bus operators First South Yorkshire, Stagecoach in Sheffield and Sheffield Community Transport in a bid to make travel in Sheffield more simple, flexible and convenient.
SYPTE Deputy Interim Director General, David Young, said: “Sheffield’s public transport network offers a convenient, stress free and more environmentally friendly way to get to work. Many passengers are already taking advantage of improvements made by Sheffield Bus Partnership; with 14% more adult fare paying customers using the city’s buses than this time last year.
“Benefits such as lower fares, improved punctuality and a wide range of tickets are making Sheffield’s bus network a viable alternative to taking the car. We’re delighted to be able to offer commuters a free CityWide Day ticket to try their journey by bus or tram as part of our Bus, Your Second Car campaign.”
For more information visit yoursecondcar.com