Since moving into town, I’ve been catching buses a whole lot more, which got me thinking: what are the benefits of public transport?
So, that’s what I’m sharing with you today.
I understand that public transport isn’t available or accessible for everyone, and during a global pandemic it may not always be the safest option. But if you can, try and catch a bus or tram or train or even walk rather than driving.
7 benefits of public transport
1. Extra exercise
Walking to and from stops adds some extra movement into your day, which can lead to health benefits.
2. Less stressful
It’s less stressful than driving as there is no need to worry about finding a park or driving in general. You can also read and listen to music on your commute to help you relax.
3. Saves money
Driving less helps save you money. You don’t have to worry about fuel, and the upkeep of a car is easier with less driving. You could even go carless which would save even more money.
4. Reduces reliance on fossil fuels
Public transport reduces our reliance on fossil fuels which causes it to be at least twice as energy efficient as a car.
5. Less cars on the road
One full bus takes around 50 cars off the roads and one full train can take around 600 cars off the road. That means less congestion and an easier commute.
6. Reduces air pollution
Public transport can help reduce air pollution as it takes cars off the road.
7. Reduces greenhouse gases
Approximately 85 per cent of greenhouse gases come from the transport sector, and taking cars off the road through public transport can help reduce this.
And there you have it, a short and simple post on the benefits of public transport. Hopefully, it inspires you to catch it more often if you can of course.
Also, if you liked this kind of post, make sure to check out my sustainability category where I’ll be sharing more posts like this.