Motorists Switching To Bicycle Or Train For One Car Trip Make Big Reduction In Emissions, Say Studies – forbes.com
Switching just one leisure journey per week to train could result in a 28.4% reduction on total journey carbon emissions, reports a study focused on the U.K. produced for train operations company LNER, and across one year could result in a 16.6% reduction of annual leisure travel emissions.
A separate report from the World Health Organization (WHO) found that if one in five urban residents swapped just one car journey to cycling each day, it would cut emissions from all car travel in Europe by 8%.
LNER’s report, released October 13, was produced by experts from University College London (UCL) Energy Institute. On average, carbon emissions from cars are three times higher than that of a train, meaning the “collective power of one small change could be a monumental shift,” states LNER.