This is an archived press release
Friday 22 July 2005
22 July 2005
Peak District in nationwide bus survey
The Peak District National Park Authority is taking part in a nationwide survey to find out how people make use of leisure bus services.
Staff of the Peak District National Park Authority and other public transport funding authorities including Derbyshire County Council, are helping conduct the survey, which is being co-ordinated by the University of Central Lancashire.
All of the authorities involved are carrying out their surveys on the same days, with bus services within the Peak District area being surveyed on Saturday August 6, Sunday August 14 and Bank Holiday Monday August 29.
Passengers travelling on a number of selected bus services will be asked to complete a questionnaire about their particular journey, and also to complete a travel diary for their day out. The questionnaires and travel diaries can be returned to the University of Central Lancashire in a pre-paid envelope, which will be provided.
Participants in the survey will be entered into a prize draw conducted by the University of Central Lancashire.
Peak District National Park Authority lead member for transport Anne Ashe said: "This survey should show us how the buses are used at the moment and help us to plan for the future.
"Buses are necessary for many young people and others without cars, but they're also useful for car owners who want to avoid the hassle of driving and parking, or want to do a one-way walk, or want a pint or two at the attractive pubs in the National Park.
"We'd like to encourage more people to leave their cars at home some of the time - to reduce the traffic impact on the National Park and to reduce harmful carbon dioxide emissions."