5 Eco-Friendly and Inexpensive Commuting Options
In opposition to all of a car’s luxuries, there are, of course, many downfalls. For one, the damage cars do to the planet is, for the most part, inexcusable. Plus, you need to pay the price to keep a vehicle on the road, insured, serviced, and well maintained. More than likely costs a few thousand from your paycheck each year.
Many people are contemplating alternative travel options to get to and from work for environmental and monetary reasons. Below we have five commuting options that could work for you.
The earth is a fine place and worth fighting for. – Ernest Hemingway
Use A Scooter
There has been an uprise in scooters, particularly of the electric scooter variety as of late, for commuters. Providing your work isn’t at the top of a steep hill; a scooter is worth taking for a test-drive to see whether it’s a suitable commuting option for you.
Besides being eco-friendly and saving you money, it takes the effort out of walking, and it’s compact and easy to store in the office too.
Share A Ride
If you or your colleagues are not ready to give up your vehicles. Instead, you could reduce any damage to the environment and save a bit of extra money by sharing a ride to work.
Walk To Work
Perhaps you’ve relied on other forms of transport for now because the bus was so readily available. Or you’ve made a habit of using your vehicle to take you any distance no matter how small it might be.
Instead, why not calculate the walking distance from your home to your place of work, and see whether it’s possible by foot. Walking is great for exercise, it won’t cost you any money, and it’ll reduce your carbon footprint.
Not as compact as the scooter, yet, for some commuters devoted to cutting down costs and amping up their daily exercise, the bike takes preference.
Bikes are available in all forms to combat all terrains with ease. And if you’re not keen on reaching work in a sweaty mess, choose an e-bike to relieve you of some of the work while you peddle.
This option is more of an anti-commute alternative. However, it still ticks two of the three boxes outlined in the post’s title. It’s undoubtedly eco-friendly, and it won’t cost you a thing. This step consists of you asking your boss if you can work from home more, in turn, avoiding the cost and pollution associated with commuting altogether.
Remote working is on the rise, so it could be a viable option depending on your job.
Searching for alternative options for commuting, like the suggestions above. Will reduce your impact on the planet and ensure you cut down on commuting costs to help you maintain a larger chunk of your earnings each month too.
The future will either be green or not at all. – Bob Brown