Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Travel by public transport

Transport Direct's CO2 Emissions Calculator

Private car transport is the least environmentally-friendly way to travel. For short distances walking, running or cycling are best; and for longer distances public transport offers a lower environmental impact (as well as the option of reading and relaxing in a way that you can't when you are driving!).

If you are planning on using public transport in Wales then Traveline Cymru is one option. It lets you find out about the various journey options available to you, though doesn't let you compare ticket prices.

A better option may well be Transport Direct since that site lets you compare the CO2 emissions of different journeys. Of course that is only one measure of impact, but it is a start, and can be a powerful education tool for use with children. This site also has a cycle route search.

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