The energy sector (stationary energy, transport and fugitive) was responsible for 76.9% (417.4 Mt CO2-e) of Australia’s net emissions in 2010, (excluding land use, land use change and forestry). Carbon Neutral Australia
What is sustainable mobility?
Sustainable transport describes transport that has little or no environmental impact over the whole life cycle of the technology: manufacture, fuel, use and disposal.
Truly sustainable mobility is cycling and walking, as these have minimal impact on the environment.
But sometimes we can’t walk or ride and need alternatives:
Lower Environmental Impact Transport
- Public Transport – VLine
- Car pooling
- Electric cars: the BEV can recharge using Green Power
- Tesla Roadster – electric thrills
- VW Fuel Miser
- In Melb/Syd commercial car sharing – Flexicar and GoGet
Remodelling our minds and streets for humans and sustainable mobility
- Shared Space – pedestrians, cyclists and cars courteously sharing the road – yes, when the environment is conducive, humans usually look after each other
- Bicycles and health – ABC Radio National
- Make helmets optional for adults? – more ride, less drive
- More fun, less rage; more fit, less fat; more quiet, less noise; more friendly, less frantic; more fresh, less foul; more life, less CO2
Shared Space, European style – Haslach, Germany.