Slide Bristol delivers 10,000 miles of shared commuter rides in its first two months

Since launching in Bristol on July 29th, Slide Bristol has undertaken 10,000 miles’ worth of journeys around the city, taking commuters out of their cars and into the new shared-to-ride service.

Tim Jackson, CEO of RATP Dev UK, said: “We are delighted that people in Bristol have taken to Slide Bristol. It brings yet another alternative means of getting around the city at peak commuter times, helping to reduce congestion caused by the sheer number of individual car drivers trying to get around. The response we’ve had so far suggests that it seems to be a welcome addition alongside the existing buses and trains currently operating here.”

In the last week, following votes from city commuters, Slide has announced the introduction of four core new routes: Westbury-on-Trym in West Bristol, Fishpond and Frenchay in East Bristol, and Bedminster and Southville in South Bristol. Overall, the service has seen a 60% growth in the number of users every week in September. 

Slide is still asking potential passengers to vote for the routes they would like to see the service operating in, to help them decide which areas should be next. You can give your vote at www.slidebristol.com/vote.

To learn more about ‘Slide Bristol’, please visit www.slidebristol.com