Bus Service Improvement Plan – Survey
The National Bus Strategy 2021 has set out an ambitious vision for local authorities to dramatically improve bus services across the country. Local authorities are being encouraged to work in partnership with bus operators and local communities to deliver an integrated service with better ticketing, improved frequencies and schemes that make a noticeable impact.
Bus use has declined sharply due to the pandemic and it is up to local authorities and bus operators to work together to attract lost passengers and to further enhance what is a sustainable form of transport. Government has pledged £3billion of new funding to support bus improvements. Bus Service Improvement Plans (BSIPs) are the agreed vision for why, what, when and how local services will be improved.
Gloucestershire’s BSIP sets out the ambitions for the county regarding bus services, an ambition that will be jointly delivered through the Enhanced Partnership (EP). We firmly believe that a high functioning bus service can deliver sustainable transport choices for all residents; ensuring access to education, employment and training, as well as access to services and facilities. But more than just these functional uses, buses should aim to be a first choice for all transport requirements in the county. Social and leisure opportunities are equally important and should be accessible through regular and frequent bus use.
We’d like to gather your views on the Bus Service Improvement Plan, as well as bus services in general. The survey will be open from 15 December until midnight on the 30 January 2022.
All published documentation in relation to the BSIP is available on the GCC website(External link).
What follows is a set of questions to gather your opinions about bus travel in Gloucestershire. You do not need to answer all of the questions, but it would be helpful if you can. The survey is anonymised; we do not collect your personal information, and you cannot be identified from the answers you give in this survey. Data collected is stored and used in line with GDPR