Which of the following is the greenest mode of transportation?
d. All of these
Answer: The most environmentally friendly and sustainable ways of travelling are walking, cycling and rail.
Walking is the most environmentally friendly and sustainable way of travelling. It’s free, it’s healthy and it gets you where you’re going. You don’t even have to be walking in a city to reap the benefits – just take short walks when you can.
Cycling is also a great alternative to driving your car or using public transport for short trips. According to research from Our World in Data: Cycling instead of driving a car for short trips would cut travel emissions by ~75%.
- Rail and bus travel
Rail and bus travel are both significantly better than flying or driving – and they’re usually much cheaper too! If your journey is less than 100 miles (160km) then rail travel is usually more efficient than air travel, due to its lower carbon footprint compared to planes (due to fewer direct emissions from burning fuel).