Transport: at the force of muscles
It is for sure that the path will take you more time, but those who use an eco-friendly mean of transport to reach close places, act in benefit of their health and climate.
Make your commitment visible
Your wellness and the climate concern you and you have already quitted motorized transports? In this case, show us your commitment, and click on the “Already doing” button, on the upper right side.
If the path is too long for walking or cycling, our campaign “Bike4Car” allow you to try the flexibility of an electric bike. During the summer months, you can try for free an e-bike during two weeks and you will get convinced.
Would you like to reduce CO2 emissions although you use your car or motorbike? In this case, reflect the best way to move from one plane to another and begin to use a bike, e-bike or even walk. Then click on the “For now on” button.
In Switzerland and all over the world, the desire of mobility and flexibility is growing. According to the Federal Statistic Department (2016) each Swiss has travelled in average 36.7 kilometers per day in 2010. 60% of the distance has been done with a motorized vehicle, 40% represent the leisure activities and 24% is designated to reach work stuff, which involves principally individual mobility. Since 1980, the number of motorized vehicles (without motorbikes) has doubled, till reaching a total 5.8 million of units in 2014, from which three quarters are individual cars. That means that one of two Swiss has a car. The trend is even higher for motorbikes, which number has increased fivefold since 1980.
If it’s true that the CO2 emissions from cars have decreased a 34% between 1996 and 2014 thanks to technological progresses, but the one produced in road traffic have just decreased only a 0.3% over the same period, and due to the increase in the number of individual cars in road traffic.
All over the world, the traffic contributes massively to the greenhouse effect. It’s the same in Switzerland, where road traffic is the main source of CO2, getting higher than 30%.
Tips and tricks
- You don’t want to give up on car for mobility? Then register yourself on a car sharing service Mobility.
- In Switzerland, the public transport system is well organized and serves every locality. Examine this possibility of opting for this mean of transport and leave your car at home.
- Carpooling: share your car with your friends or colleges that take the same path to work. In addition to reducing CO2 emissions, great humor is guaranteed inside the car.