We should all think about how and why we use the travel options or modes of transport which we do. Thinking about how and why we make travel choices for all the trips we make is a starting point for making changes to the environment, improving climate change and maintaining sustainable transport.
How we travel and what modes of transport we use can have an impact on our travel decisions and on ourselves.
Driving short distances to the local shops or schools could be replaced with walking or cycling. Why? It’s healthier for the person, the environment and reduces congestion and carbon emissions.
Do we need to drive to the local shop to pick up the paper or could we walk? Do we need to drive to work or could we cycle? If we have to drive the kids to school could we car share with other parents in our neighbourhood? Do we need a lift to the airport or could we get a bus?
We all know that walking and cycling are better for our health than driving and that getting public transport cuts congestion and is better for the environment.