On Thursday 8 October the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) will be joining the Clean Air Day UK celebrations on Twitter to highlight the role of buses and coaches in improving air quality.
Clean Air Day UK, an annual campaign led by Global Action Plan, brings together individuals and organisations to improve public understanding of air pollution, build awareness of how air pollution affects our health, and explain the actions we can all take to tackle air pollution.
This year CPT will be supporting the Clean Air Day UK Twitter campaign to improve public understanding of how new clean, green buses and coaches can contribute to improving air quality, and encouraging people to make pledges to change their travel behaviours to help reduce air pollution. If everyone pledged to switch just one car journey a month to a bus there would be a billion fewer car journeys each year.
CPT’s Head of Policy Alison Edwards said: “Improvements in air quality seen during lockdown are something we want to sustain, and Clean Air Day gives us the opportunity to highlight how buses and coaches can contribute to this.
“We will be encouraging people to make pledges to change their travel behaviours, but to get people out of their cars and travelling by bus or coach instead, we need to put measures in place that keep them out of traffic and ensure they are the most appealing form of travel.
“I encourage everyone to get involved to help spread the messages as far as possible that leaving the car at home and getting on a bus or coach for your journey is the best way to tackle air pollution.”
Anyone who would like to join in with the Clean Air Day UK 2020 campaign can follow CPT’s activity on Twitter on Thursday 8 October @CPT_UK, and search for the campaign’s official hashtag #CleanAirDay. More about the Clean Air Day campaign can be found here