Renfrewshire encourages bus journeys with campaign

Bus passengers will be rewarded for leaving the car at home thanks to a month-long boost from Renfrewshire Council’s ‘Not Far? Leave the Car’ campaign.

Almost 1,000 people are currently taking part in the campaign by tracking their journeys on the free ‘Not Far? Leave the Car’ app, which generates points that can be redeemed locally as part of a drive to encourage people to spend local in Renfrewshire. Throughout February, anyone signed up to the campaign will receive 50 points for each bus journey they take instead of using the car, more than three times what they would normally collect.

“Reducing the number of journeys taken by car will have significant benefits for Renfrewshire” – Colin Napier, McGill’s Group Service Delivery Director

Colin Napier, McGill’s Group Service Delivery Director, said: “Reducing the number of journeys taken by car will have significant benefits for Renfrewshire, including a reduction in emissions and congestion on our roads – not to mention the opportunity for all of us to get more active.

“Bus travel can play a huge role in reducing emissions, getting travellers from A to B quickly and easily and our new zero emission electric buses offer quiet, comfortable, excellent value journeys, with the capacity to remove hundreds of cars from the roads through people choosing to travel with us.”

The campaign aims to reduce emissions from car travel, as well as encouraging people to become more active and improve their mental and physical health.”

The campaign has also given 21 people a month’s bus pass to use in Renfrewshire to encourage them to make a permanent switch to bus travel and leave the car at home.

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