It’s well known that a lot of people don’t use public transport to go to work – one look at our roads during rush hour will demonstrate that. What’s not so well known is how many people would use public transport if better services were available, how many people have been unable to take, or left, jobs because they couldn’t get to them, or how many people are happy with the service.
We’ve launched this survey to find out what impact our local public transport has on employment.
As the Campaign for Better Transport says,
- 64 per cent of jobseekers either have no access to a vehicle or cannot drive
- Young people are amongst the biggest users of bus services , whilst 40 per cent of people over 60 use the bus at least once a week
- Passenger cars produce nearly 60 per cent of all CO2 emissions from road transport in the UK, compared with just 5 per cent from buses
- If drivers switched just one in twenty five of their car journeys to bus or coach, it would mean one billion fewer car journeys per year
- Every £1 of public investment in buses provides between £3 and £5 of wider benefits
- Bus commuters generate £64 billion in economic output every year
You can complete the survey on this page (below) or via this link: Survey – public transport and employment in Epping Forest