Choosing active travel options are not just good for your wallet and your health, they are also great for the environment.
Making trips by walking win out as there are no greenhouse gas emissions at all! Cycling is almost as green, with no greenhouse emissions after the manufacture of the bike itself.
Taking the bus or the tram is also far greener than taking a car. See the list below to compare the grams of carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted on average per kilometer by different methods of transport:
- Car – 271g
- Bus – 101g
- Tram – 65g
- Cycle – 21g
- Walking – 0g
You can compare the CO2 emission for any journey you’re planning with any mode of transport using this CO2 emissions calculator – click here to open the calculator.