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Complete a travel survey and win a bus pass or a bike
The University of Sussex is working in partnership with Brighton & Hove City Council and the University of Brighton to look at ways in which students and staff can be encouraged to travel sustainably around Brighton and Hove.
The first in a series of annual surveys will measure how successful a co-ordinated approach is in assisting students and staff to choose public transport, cycling or walking rather than driving for their journeys around the city.
Transport managers at Sussex will use the data from the surveys over the next few years to inform the next version of the University’s travel plan, which aims to ensure a co-ordinated approach to transport issues on campus.
The document sets out what the University will do to assist students and staff in making healthy travel choices, and sets targets for encouraging the use of sustainable transport.
The Transport Manager, Chris Wadey, says: “In the past we’ve carried out our own travel survey every five years.
“But now that we are working in partnership with the council and the University of Brighton, we will be able to run the survey every year and we will all be able to work together on a joined-up approach to transport issues in the city.”
The travel survey should take no longer than 10 minutes of your time - and completing it will put you in with the chance of winning a new bike worth £250 or one of 30 weekly bus saver tickets.
Please be honest with your responses: the information you give will not be linked to you in any way and your personal details will be used only to identify the competition winner.
The survey and competition close on Friday 30 November at 12 noon. Prize winners will be contacted shortly afterwards.
If you have any questions about the survey, E firstname.lastname@example.org or T (01273) 290219.
For any questions about the University’s involvement, E email@example.com or call the Transport Manager, Chris Wadey, on (01273) (87)6538.
The results of the survey will be available on the Transport web pages early in 2013.
The bus service to university (number 25) has been up and down for me
Usually there is not enough buses before 9am so the bus is over crowded and uncomfortable and again after uni (5pm) I usually waiting a long time.Also the buses only seem to go to Old Steine so usually have to walk home for the rest of the journey.
I think the cost of a 25 day rider is pretty expensive, The weekly buspass is of course value for money but I am not usually in uni everyday there should be a student day pass.
I do not like to use the bus generally because when the weather is windy or rainy, there is not enough shelter from the elements.
The buses are too crowded.
I catch colds because people cough and sneeze and the buses are very overcrowded, steamed up in rainy weather.
The bus drivers seem to use their brakes abruptly when I am trying to get off the bus, especially when I an going up or down the stairs in double decker buses.
The buses are noisy. I have to put up with the loud chatter of other users, or the dull sounds of someones music.
The bus is an agressive and uncomfortable place to be.
I hate travelling by bus and avoid it if I can.
To facilitate a cleaner, healthier and fitter Brighton, and also to reduce rush hour congestion to traffic that absolutely needs to be on the roads at that time, Brighton & Hove Council should take serious steps to ensure safe cycling.
So many serious and less-serious accidents involving cyclists happen every week on Lewes Road, and there needs to be more concerted efforts to ensure the safety of cyclists. Perhaps there could be kerp separations like in Hove - between the cycle lane and traffic lanes.
It simply is not fair that cyclists, who commute to work or uni to save money and to stay fit, are constantly worried for their lives due to the dangerous nature of Lewes Road. I am however, pleased to note that on the whole, bus drivers act with courtesy and respect, its a shame this cannot be said for the majority of the other road users.
I rarely use the bus to travel to work. I find it expensive, overcrowded and unhealthy. There always seem to be people coughing and sneezing, the buses are overheated and steam up during the winter months. I cycle to work for most of the year but tend to end up driving during the mid winter months as it does not feel safe cycling home on the Lewes Road in the dark. There are too many dangerous drivers around. I sometimes join the Bike Train which is excellent and I like the idea of safety in numbers. If the Lewes Road were safer I would probably cycle to work all year round.
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