The website for local residents to apply for their free month of birthday travel is now live. Locals with August birthdays can now apply for a month of free bus use at birthdaybus.co.uk.
Every resident in the West of England and North Somerset is being offered free bus travel throughout the month their birthday falls over the next year thanks to an innovative initiative.
It is hoped birthday buses will act as a catalyst for bus travel in the West of England and North Somerset regions to boost the number of passengers and, with a whole month of free travel, encourage a long-term shift in travel behaviour.
Head to the website with a digital photo to claim your bus pass today.
As well as being a great birthday gift it is hoped the birthday bus scheme will mitigate the economic impact of congestion which costs the West of England £300 million a year and sadly is responsible for around 300 early deaths a year.
The birthday bus scheme is part of joint investment plan by the West of England Mayoral Combined Authority and North Somerset Council to encourage new passengers to travel by bus and so create a sustainable and growing network.