Today it is increasingly common to see people choosing other means of transport besides the car to make their day-to-day commute. Facing traffic and paying a lot of taxes is no longer an option for these individuals.
Sustainable mobility is something that has become a major trend in recent years, causing more people to exchange their cars for public transport, bicycles (including electric ones), scooters, among other forms.
Although today cities are still not well structured to offer alternative transport, mainly bicycles and scooters, sustainable mobility is extremely beneficial, not only for the environment but also for the individual.
1 – Your health thanks you!
Riding a bike, for example, increases the release of endorphins and serotonins in the brain. These substances are responsible for the feeling of well-being and pleasure. In addition to not stressing about being stuck in traffic, you do physical activity and improve your health as a whole!
2 – Reduction of polluting gases
One of the biggest problems pointed out with conventional transport is the emission of gases that cause the greenhouse effect and collaborate with global warming. About 90% of air pollution in large cities comes from cars, which is why buses, bicycles and scooters have been highlighted as the best options.
3 – Reduction in noise pollution
It is proven that cars are largely responsible for hearing pollution. With horns and loud sound, we end up being exposed to a large amount of sounds daily, increasingly damaging our hearing. According to the WHO, the ideal is not to be exposed to 85 decibels for more than 8 hours, and that's the noise made inside a car.
For those who want to start using the car less, the tip is to go little by little. Picking up a bicycle and taking a route that is simpler is the best way to gain confidence and use it, who knows, on a daily basis, contributing to more sustainable mobility.