The Greenest Ways To Get Around Your City
It is no secret that the way we get around, our day to day lives in the city, has a huge impact on our environment. Therefore it is not surprising that most city dwellers are now looking for the best ways to navigate their cities and commute to work, in the most ecologically friendly way. If you’re not sure about the greenest options available to you, for getting about your city, read on for our list of favourites.
This sound almost too obvious to even appear on such a list, however you’d be surprised how many people don’t make the most out of their close proximity to their work premises. Statistically only 35% of people that work within a 40 minute walk distance to their work place actually walk. So that means that instead of donning the trainers and getting a little light exercise, a whopping 65% decide to either drive or opt for some form of public transport.
Walking however not only is obviously one of the kindest commutes, environmentally speaking, it is also one of the kindest things that we can do for ourselves. A 30 minute walk can burn up to 100 calories. Therefore walking to and from walk can burn around an extra 200 calories a day and is a great way to wake up in the morning and to wind down at the end of a busy day.
With European governments having put such a huge focus on encouraging more cyclists to jump on their bikes, cycling has now become one of the most popular ways to get around cities, without damaging the environment. With more and more cycle lanes being developed and with an increasing focus on the safety of city cyclists, commuting to work on a bicycle has really never been so safe, so easy and such a great way to get fit and healthy.
Electric scooters are taking the world of city commuting by storm as they offer a fantastic way to navigate around any city in an environmentally responsible way. They give off zero emissions, barely make a sound and need absolutely no fuel, making them the city commuters mode of transport of the future. Coming in a huge range of designs and an extensive range of technological advancements the electrical scooter offers a wide range of benefits to people needing a convenient way of getting around busy city centres but without the heavy carbon footprint.
Car Sharing is another way that people are clubbing together to decrease the carbon footprint of their city. With colleagues sharing the commute into work, they are actively taking a stand against the huge amount of carbon emissions that are being given off by millions of people driving around cities. By people increasingly pooling together to share city commutes they are significantly reducing the pollution of cities and are beginning to be more responsible with the amount of emissions city dwellers are giving off on a daily basis.