Walking or cycling to the bus stop or train station is an active travel sandwich with a good read, listen to music, or eavesdropping on others conversations in between. If you want a bit more exercise, consider walking to or from the bus stop after or before your usual stop.
Buses are really a great big car share but with your own chauffeur. And, of course, on a bus you can experience all those bus lanes perfectly legally, overtaking all that other queuing traffic. And on the environmental side, commuting by bus instead of driving 4 miles to and from work could save 688kg of carbon dioxide a year – about the same as double-glazing your home.
Take a look at the Connect Tees Valley website for the latest bus and train timetables and up-to-the-minute announcements about last minute changes to services.