Public transportation is a great way to travel and save money. Whether you are using public transportation to run errands, get to work, or get to school, it is an environmentally friendly way to get around. Even though most buses use diesel fuel, a bus is still more efficient than a car and takes up less space than a single-person car.
Top 3 Reasons Why You Should Use Public Transportation
1. Cleaner Air
The number of cars driving in urban areas is increasing. Due to this increase, the exhaust gas has been giving off harmful emissions, causing detrimental air quality. The poor air quality can cause breathing issues and mental health side effects. It is particularly dangerous for children as the developing brain is so sensitive.
2. Save Time and Money
Public transportation will help you save not only time but money as well. Gas prices are rising every day. Compare that to the average cost of public transportation, and it is a no-brainer that taking a bus or train is the better option if you are looking for a way to cut costs. Using public transportation to get into the city can also get you to your destination faster than driving yourself. By saving time, you will be saving the Earth!
Because of the increased number of cars going into urban areas, cities have designated bus lanes. Doing this will save you time because you will bypass all the traffic in the passenger lanes and stop you from driving around the city looking for a parking spot for hours. You'll also save money by not having to pay for a parking spot.
3. Safe for the Environment
Most of the toxic emissions that are released daily in the transportation sector come from private cars. Using public transportation is a great way to reduce these emissions. Public transportation is the greenest out of most transportation because one bus can replace up to thirty passenger vehicles.
There are ways that you can help reduce harmful emissions as well! The first way is to use public transportation whenever possible. The second way is to volunteer with Advocate Earth! It is a simple sign-up process; just click the volunteer tab on the top of the page. If volunteering isn't your thing, but you still want to help, don't worry. You can also donate to Advocate Earth. Your time and donations are greatly appreciated by the entire Earth!