Sustainable Mobility and Public Transport
Today we would like to talk about Sustainable Mobility and Transport. This topic is recurrent in our everyday life because at Evectra we work to provide solutions and advice on mobility. We will explain you why it should be an important topic for you too.
Environmental impact of mobility
According to the European Environment Agency (EEA), transport represents one third of all the energy consumed in the European Union.
Most of this energy comes from oil, which means that transport is largely responsible for part of the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions, contributing significantly to global warming and air pollution.
The increase in greenhouse gas emissions caused by transport is of growing concern, especially in cities where air pollution levels are considered a risk to public health.
Barcelona is the European city with the highest density of vehicles per km2 and is one of the 5 most polluted European cities.
Sustainable mobility contributes to reducing harmful emissions and, therefore, to reducing air pollution and improving air quality in cities.
It’s not the distance, it’s the way.
¿Do you know how each type of transport affects the environment?
Today I bring you a comparison that I found interesting
¿How do our types of transport affect the environment?
Plane vs Car
The plane is one of the most polluting means of transport, we will explain why:
A person makes fewer trips but travels more km by plane than by car. So, per trip, the plane, due to its long distance use, emits more CO2 than a car.
Even if one decides to make a short flight, the result is still the same. The plane emits even more CO2 per km travelled because it is during landing and take-off that it consumes more paraffin.
Train vs Car
A train with 8 carriages is about 200 m long, but the railway is much smaller than a two-lane road. By taking up less space, it has less environmental impact on land use.
We must consider that there is a substantial difference between these types of public transport and the use of cars, the latter being the majority and having the capacity to be used by a maximum of 4 passengers, while the others have a greater load, which reduces the environmental impact.
For this reason, we should opt for hybrid or electric vehicles, which will decrease our CO2 emissions and reduce our impact on the environment.