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4 months ago Wed 29th Jan 2020

David Attenborough’s powerful message about plastic pollution on Blue Planet II made a lot of people take a step back and look at what they can change in their day-to-day life to help the environment, and create a better world to live in.

In the last year the number of people using plastic straws has dramatically reduced after switching to paper or even metal reusable straws to reduce their carbon footprint. 

The switch was easy, and the majority of people haven’t looked back, but there are alternatives to other habits we can also consider...

Ever muttered the words ‘The traffic was horrendous this morning’?  We’ve all been stuck in a traffic jam with everyone trying to reach work at the same time, or queued for the expensive car park for far longer than we wanted to.  Now imagine if there were 75 less cars in front of you, and what a difference that would make.  You probably wouldn’t need to wait for the traffic lights to change twice before getting through, and the air quality would certainly improve.  Well, it’s possible when you replace those cars with a bus.  A double decker bus can take 75 single occupied cars off the road.  Seventy-five!  Even a full single deck bus can transport between 40 – 70 people, and we have 220 vehicles waiting to be your carriage, so why not switch to a Cardiff Bus?

Changing your travel habits is as easy as switching to a metal straw.  Getting from A to B is easy with our comprehensive network of routes across Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan and to and from Newport, and our competitive fares will make you think twice about how much you spend on car expenses.  A Cardiff day to go ticket costs less than 3 hours parking in the city centre, and allows you to make unlimited journeys in Cardiff, Penarth, Llandough, Sully and Dinas Powys on that day.  Tickets for travel in Barry, to Newport and across our entire network are also available, as well as tickets for longer durations.  

If you haven’t been on a bus for years, you will notice some improvements.  We accept contactless payments, you can track your bus on our app, view live times, and enjoy the free on-board Wi-Fi to name just a few.  Take a look at our short video which shows how simple the experience is.  

Our app is jam packed full of features to help make your journey as easy as possible.  You can view timetables, routes, bus stops, plan your journey and even purchase tickets.  In fact, some tickets are cheaper on our app, so it’s worth a download! 

So just like the plastic straws, there are other alternatives we could all adopt to help the environment, even if it’s leaving the car at home and hopping on the bus once a week. 

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