Every day, we use different transportation methods to get to where we need to be without thinking much about the consequences. With the surge of COVID-19 and the decrease in usage of vehicles, factories, and resources, a noticeable change in the carbon footprint occurred. And we need to keep it low in the future.
These alternative modes of transportation reduce your carbon footprint and provide many benefits to people and the planet.
Traveling by Train
Trains are among the most cost effective and reliable ways of traveling long distances. They can transport large quantities of people, luggage, and other items. Trains aren’t as popular as they used to be but are now more efficient than ever. They have clear and set schedules, follow their own paths, and, most importantly, reduce gas emissions considerably.
Buses are practical and reliable modes of transportation all over the world. Public transit in some cities provides a service that makes moving from one place to another comfortable and safe. Using buses reduces gas emissions with fuel efficiency and lowers the number of cars driving on the streets. Some buses are completely electrical and have tracks that are almost like trains.
Electric Cars and Carpooling
Green and clean electric cars are some of the best options that technology keeps improving to make this planet better. Using hybrid and electric vehicles for transportation prevents pollution and helps reduce carbon emissions almost entirely. This is because the energy necessary to power them comes partially from the electricity they generate. This reduces their gas consumption and lowers their carbon emissions. Every little contribution matters and makes a difference added to others.
Bikes and Electric Bikes
Riding a bike is one of the most popular and healthy ways to move around a city or travel short distances. And electric bikes have the versatility to allow you to exercise while also traveling faster and easier whenever you want. Electric bikes positively impact the environment and directly reduce the carbon footprint while keeping everyone in shape and on time.
This activity is the most effective way of positively and directly impacting gas emissions and the planet. Whenever possible, consider walking to be your number one option for commuting. Sometimes, time restrictions and long distances prevent us from doing it. Take the initiative and lead by example for everyone else to follow and save the planet.