Sunday, August 19, 2007

Time to try the bus ?

When was the last time you took the bus ?

I used to use the bus all the time as a teenager: only a few of my friends had a car: Pete's VW Beetle with its Monkees cassette permanently on the 8 track stands out. I used to live in South Yorkshire, where the bus service was heavily subsidised. A 3 mile trip into Rotherham cost just 2p, and 11 miles into Sheffield was just 4p (on the old 287 route)

There is a new campaign about to start in Norfolk to get us to use the bus again. Unfortunately, bus travel has a slightly negative image for some people.

There was a famous quote which was attributed to the former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, although there's no evidence she actually said it...
"A man who, beyond the age of 26, finds himself on a bus can count himself as a failure."

The main page for the TRANSPORT AND STREETS department has a range of pages. These include details on the PARK AND RIDE schemes.
There's a new campaign now underway, which is being promoted in the press and even TV ads. It's called TIME TO TRY THE BUS.

This links through to TRAVELINE EAST ANGLIA page.

We've already explored some of the issues that put people off using the bus. How many of these issues are tackled by the scheme ?
You can also watch the TV AD HERE

and that Margaret Thatcher quote led me to WIKIQUOTE...
Try another one of here:
"A man may climb Everest for himself, but at the summit he plants his country's flag."

What did she mean by that do you think ?

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