BY ALL MEANS, BUT PUBLIC!
Bus instead of car = 100 trees
If you don’t feel like walking or cycling, you can read the newspaper, your favorite book or answering e -mail… on public transport! And our planet will thank you! Using public transport instead of car (20km per day) you can avoid one tonne (1.000kg) of CO2 per year. Equivalent to planting 100 trees.
Get rid from stress and use public transport.
When you just can not or do not want to go on foot or by bike, the best alternative in the city is going by public transport. They may be slower then private car but give a great freedom. Freedom to do other things while you are moving, such as reading, working, responding to email, go on socials, etc. And you can also run by chance into friends not met since a long time… Public transports let you socialize, relax and even take a nap. Exactly the opposite of what happens using private cars, that, especially in cities, are individual, isolating and stressful. For sure public transport sometimes in the rush hours can be crowded and so not particularly pleasant, but you’ll have not a better life bottled in your car…
But public transport have two other big advantages: they are cheap and they are safe.
Safety first: car accidents occurred more frequently in city traffic then on motorways, and unfortunately not always the consequences are small. However, even just the whiplash can be an annoying companion for a long time …
About cost: Have you ever tried to calculate cost per km of your car? Including initial car price, insurance, road tax, maintenance, fuel, parking, etc.? Under 10,000 km per year it’s definitely better to sell the car, do the bus pass and pay for the taxi every time you are in a hurry or there are problems in moving with public transport.