Catch The Bus Month

‘Catch the Bus Month’ will celebrate the bus as a sustainable, inclusive and accessible form of transport that reduces congestion, improves air quality and provides access to life’s opportunities.

This will be the first year Bus Users UK has hosted the 'Catch The Bus Month' campaign since Greener Journeys handed over the baton in 2020. While many people have now returned to schools, offices and social events, bus passenger numbers have remained below pre-pandemic levels.


Somerset Bus Partnership & Catch The Bus Month

Somerset Bus Partnership is organising a series of Catch The Bus Month events across Somerset.

Events to be held in September for Catch The Bus Month

We currently have 8 events which will be held in Somerset for September’s Catch The Bus Month. These events are:

  • Taunton (SWAT) Saturday 3 September

  • Glastonbury/Street (Mendip) Tuesday 6 September

  • Wells (Mendip) Wednesday 7 September

  • Bridgwater (Sedgemoor) Saturday 10 September

  • Rode (Mendip) Saturday 10 September

  • Frome (Mendip) Wednesday 14 September

  • Yeovil (South Somerset) Saturday 10 September

  • Crewkerne, Chard, (South Somerset) Thursday 15 September - event to be held in Winsham Parish

 

We are awaiting dates from Minehead & Watchet and hopefully Highbridge & Burnham.

 

There may also be an event involving the Exmoor Coaster.

 

For Catch The Bus Month, Somerset Bus Partnership can offer support, advice, promotional material, information, and the Catch The Bus Month hands for any events you run.

 

We are also producing a list of items you might want to consider having at your event.

 

We will also be getting in touch with the bus operators shortly about getting timetables for these events.

 

If you are planning on running an event in Somerset for Catch The Bus Month please do let us know so we can add it to our calendar of events. Contact us 

 

If you haven’t watched our presentation yet on Catch The Bus Month and how to get involved (166 people have watched the video already!), you can view it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR22nn55n9ebEWi12q89M2-ZGanxYugTO678gRjGrdXGqiSdMCskRF_8IxQ&v=_aYGL-jpJBk&feature=youtu.be

 

Bus Users UK have a Partner Pack with useful information for Catch The Bus Month including a press release you can adapt. https://bususers.org/catchthebusmonth/?fbclid=IwAR3DKH1y7XZ98Hx1lDKgo_Wlp2iO24yPhXnwDtrppcvrAbpkZj2T5PmIOm8