Smart Mobility in Ireland
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Differnt Ways to Travel
There are too many cars on our roads. Greenhouse gas emissions from transport are increasing at very fast rate. As such there is a great need to persuade people out of their cars. There are many cheap, healthy, fast and convenient ways to travel which don't involve traffic jams. Bikes, public transport, walking, park and ride or car pooling are great alternatives for many people.
Different Ways to Travel - PDF 368.29 KB |
Transcript with Aoife Nic Canna and Patricia Gardiner - PDF 247.06 KB
Congestion and pollution is increasing across the country becasue so many people use their cars to get around. However sometimes they have to becasue many cities and towns don't have the infrastructure for people to travel any other way. The world would be a better place if more of us cycled, walked and traveled by public transport. But is it possible for you to do this? The government hopes it will be. They want to impove facilities for those who cycle and walk and invest in the public transport system so that people are willing to leave their cars at home.
Walking and Cycling
Cycling and walking are great ways to travel around the city. When used in combination with public transport they can get you just about anywhere in the country. In Holland using bicycles for day trips is hugely popular with over 70% of people in Amsterdam using their bikes for day trips. But in Ireland cycling is in decline. There are 83% less children cycling to school then there were in the 1980's. So why aren't more people leaving the car at home? And how can we encourage people to use the safe, green and healthy options?
Walking and Cycling - PDF 386.76 KB |
Interview transcript with Aoife Nic Canna and Anne Bedos - PDF 239.38 KB