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Summary

  • Only 19 respondents in the consultation are non-users of buses. Routes not being suitable is the main reason given, followed by needing a car for multiple journeys
  • Amongst former bus users, of which there are 76 in this consultation, routes not being suitable, journeys taking too long, the cost of tickets and unreliable service are the top reasons given for no longer using the bus

Why don’t you travel by bus in Portsmouth?

Base: All those saying they never travel by bus (19*) *caution small base

This chart shows the reasons why respondents never travel by bus in Portsmouth:
37% say the routes are not suitable
32% say they need a car for multiple journeys
26% say the tickets are too expensive
26% say they prefer active travel
26% say they need to carry equipment/luggage
26% say the journeys take too long
26% say the service is unreliable
21% say the journey times are not suitable
16% say the ticketing options are poor
11% say the bus stop is too far away or hard to get to
47% give a different reason

Why don’t you travel by bus in Portsmouth any longer?

Base: All former bus users (76)

This chart shows why respondents no longer travel by bus in Portsmouth:
38% say the routes are not suitable
37% say the journeys take too long
36% say the tickets are too expensive
34% say the service is unreliable
24% say the journey times are not suitable
21% say they need to carry equipment or luggage
20% say they need their car for multiple journeys
13% say the bus stop is too far away or hard to get to
12% say the ticketing options are poor
9% say they have changed their travel behaviour
8% say they prefer active travel
20% give a different reason