Cars & Transportation

Mode of Transportation

Cars & Transportation

Posted by: r23

12th May 2021 09:21pm

Let the community know your usual mode of transport for going to work, uni or to attend a sporting venue. Also do you give a thought about the impact this choice has on contributing to the environmental pollution.

Comments 10

  • 10th Sep 2021 06:09pm

When we go to work without lockdown walking and public transport are my go to. Cycling would be if work was closer.

What I struggle to understand is why people choose to drive who don't need to. I've drive to my place of work maybe 4 times in five years. I hate it every time going in peak hour, miserable drivers around me and poor beahiours making it hazardous. Where as on the train, you've got your book or phone to read, can get work done, listen music etc. Much more peaceful.

  • 20th Jun 2021 11:40am

I am lucky enough to be able to work from home, so my travel time & costs are minimal, my wife works odd hours and has to use the car as public transport is not available or we consider it unsafe late at night. When we go out we take the tram if we are able to or use the car.

  • 16th Jun 2021 06:40pm

I take the train to work and it gives me the opportunity to stay fit free of charge. It saves the fumes polluting the environment from my part. If I can walk, then I prefer to walk even if there is public transport.
I do not go to any sporting event but if it is far, I prefer to take public transport.

  • 4th Jun 2021 11:09am

When I was still working I was fortunate that it was close enough to walk or ride my bicycle to and from work. I didn't need to use a motor vehicle at all - no fumes going into the atmosphere. I noticed the fumes etc from vehicles passing me which was not healthy or pleasant at all.
If I go to a sporting venue that is too far to walk to I go by public transport or arrange a ride with somebody else who is in the same situation distance and lack of / no public transport available. Most events I go to are in country areas outside of towns where public transport / other bus services are not available at all.

Matthew Jackman
  • 29th May 2021 09:30pm

I live right next to both a train and bus station. When I mean "next to", I mean I have to walk just over a minute from door to platform. Because of this and my lack of car license, I take the bus to university. It is only 3 bus stops away, so the cost is low. I either take the bus or the train when it comes to traveling to the city, depending on the schedules of each.

Matthew Jackman
  • 29th May 2021 09:59pm
I live right next to both a train and bus station. When I mean "next to", I mean I have to walk just over a minute from door to platform. Because of this and my lack of car license, I take the bus...

I forgot to mention the environmental impact, oops!
I think this would be an overall lower impact compared to the people in my building who have cars, some of whom drive to university for no reason.

  • 28th May 2021 11:13am

I walk from home to station and take the train to work in Sydney CBD. And the same mode transport when I get home from work. I think my impact on environmental pollution is minimal using these transport modes.

  • 25th May 2021 08:42pm

I drive to work. It's the only way I can get to my work from where I live in a reasonable amount of time. I don't give thought to environmental pollution as I have to get to work.

  • 21st May 2021 08:45pm

I use car most of the time for transport and I am planing to buy an electrical car( or hyper) to contribute into reduction of pollution.

  • 14th May 2021 11:04am

My normal mode of transport depends on where I live.

If I'm in a rural town with next to no traffic I tend to use my car to get to work as it's more convenient as there are less modes of public transport.

On the flipside if I'm in a busy city, I tend to use public transport or walk (if feasible). As for when I was in a city for University I never drove once.

This said, cars are one of the leading contributors to air pollution. However, I don't really think about it because in the scheme of things, me switching my car out to walk doesn't really have a big effect on the pollution. You'd have to get 20-30%+ of people who drive cars to stop. This said, I do agree public transport is a step in the right direction to stopping car pollution as multiple people can use the one vehicle at once, reducing the air pollution significantly. Also if there were more public transport options at a more feasible rate, it'd be more appealing to people.

Although, with people living hours away from their principle place of residence, the use of public transport is not feasible. This means unless a more eco friendly car that can drive long distance is invented, it would be really hard to stop people using cars. For example, we have electric cars in the making but charging them and there travel time just isn't reliable.

There is a lot of factors that still need to be thought about before the environmental pollution impact from using a vehicle can even begun to be looked at on a wide scale.

Therefor, I will continue to drive in less populated places or if I'm going long distance and opt to walk or public transport where feasible.

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