Bus infrastructure riding high in latest benefit cost study


Every pound spent on local bus infrastructure can generate up to £7 of benefits for local businesses, communities and the environment, new research shows.

The study for Greener Journeys, a campaign that aims to get more people to use public transport, found that investment into bus priority measures could also deliver up to 75% less emissions per passenger per km.

Carefully planned bus lanes, busway schemes and better interchange systems would make for shorter and more reliable journeys and reduce congestion, the campaign says.

Claire Haigh, chief executive of Greener Journeys, said: 'Decision makers have a huge opportunity to improve public transport, boost the economy and raise the quality of life for local people – all through a few bus priority measures which are cost-effective and simple to introduce.'

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