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On the buses: hop on and catch a bus

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This September, visitors and residents in the Stroud District are being encouraged to hop on the bus as part of the national Catch The Bus Month campaign.

Buses can cut journeys by car, making them a better mode of transport for the environment. Bus travel can reduce congestion and can help reduce air pollution compared to some other modes of transport; they can help us live more active lives and can help boost our local economy. Buses help us get around the Stroud District to work, visit and enjoy our towns and countryside.

This September, The Stroud & District Chamber of Trade & Commerce is supporting the campaign to Get On Board and Catch The Bus! This campaign is to both raise awareness of options that exist and the importance of a robust bus network.

Through their VisitStroud.uk platform, which informs both visitors to the Stroud District and our local communities, the Chamber are promoting scenic bus routes that can both bring footfall to our towns and give a different perspective of our countryside.

Tony Davey, Chairman of the Stroud & District Chamber of Trade & Commerce and Vice Chair of the Stroud District Tourism Partnership commented: “September could be the perfect month to choose to make a journey on a bus, with different ticketing options often available and a single fare price cap of just £2. We are encouraging everyone to visit a town by bus that they have not been to before or one they have not visited in a while. We are very fortunate that many of our bus routes deliver scenic experiences across our District.

“We have selected just some that we believe are ideal for seeing our vibrant towns and stunning countryside. With the travelling height achieved on a bus, you can experience an amazing new perspective not available when travelling closer to the ground in a car, on foot or on a bike.”

Six featured routes guide passengers to towns in the District and give a taster of some of the sights they may see along the way.

To learn more visit VisitStroud.uk/CTBM  

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