Do you use public transport, go by bicycle or walk to office or use a car?

India
January 19, 2009 11:05am CST
If we stop using car and go to work by by other means, how much fuel will it save in a day and how much in a month? I wonder. will it have a positive impact on the pollution which is plaguing our cities and endangering the world? Even if all people were to observe a dry day for personal cars twice a week, wouldn't it result in enormous savings? What do you say?
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• Puerto Rico
19 Jan 09
I definitely agree with you. In my case, I have no choice but to use my car. There is no public transportation in my area. In order for me to get to nearest train station, I would have to drive to get there. And since the train station is about 2 miles from where I work, well it just makes more sense to me to continue to work in my car. But if I had the option of taking public transportation I would do it. Although it would depend on how much it would cost me to get to work on public transportation vs getting to work using my car.
@amrith (291)
• India
19 Jan 09
we need not have to do anything which is uncomfortable for bus but whenever it is possible we should try our maximum to save fuel and andstop pollution.
@subhakars (934)
• India
4 Mar 09
Earlier i was getting a cab to go to office. Now I have changed my job . NOw I use public transport.. moslty busses and some times local trains.. mmts. It is really very difficult to travel in crowded buses to go to office. the buses are very less compared to the city traffic.
@carrine (2749)
• Philippines
4 Mar 09
well, since i dont have my own car, i do use public transport, might be a Jeep, buss, van, o taxi wish i have my own one. hehehe
• United States
22 Jan 09
we use our car but try to limit trips other than work.. we cant go by bus because the bus stop is too far and its too dangerous.. too far to bike
@amrith (291)
• India
19 Jan 09
Yes car pooling is the best way to save fuel, stop pollution and also reduce trffic jam. When we know this clearly why we are not making it a practice When you know and understand a problem and solution if we are not using it we should consider ourselves to be fools Don't we ?One more thing is that according to our scientists fossil fuels won't even last for another 25 years 9or so after that what will we do ?
• United States
19 Jan 09
I walk around as much as I can. I attend a rather large school campus and most of the time I can walk back and forth from classes and not use a car. I know that using a car would be more convienent but that would mean I'd be spending more money for gas. Plus, the exercise is nice. I know I need more of it and what better way to get it than by walking around campus? The benefits on the environment are nice too. Plus, I'm one less car on the road making the already terrible traffic even worse.
• United States
19 Jan 09
I don't go anywhere if I don't have too. If we had sidewalks I would most certainly do more walking in warmer temps but we live by alot of traffic & I don't want to get hit buy a car nor my kids.
• Australia
19 Jan 09
I'm only learning to drive now so i'm still relying on public transport. But even if i get my liscence i'll still be taking the public bus to school as it's a very straight forward route and takes little time. Some places are just impractical to take public transport to as there's only the bus available and at long intervals of waiting. Fuel is very expensive now and it's almost not worth having a car if one has a low income. You'll definitely save a lot just by taking public transport whenever it's convenient.
@roberten (3134)
• United States
19 Jan 09
Bus Rider - Photo of solar powered bus
I personally enjoy walking since I do not exercise regularly, but when walking is not practical I generally take the bus. I enjoy riding the bus, I find it very relaxing; having a positive impact on the environment is a plus. GO GREEN!!