National Express coach does Oxford to London Bridgestone Eco-Rally - just 30g/km CO2
Submitted by Greener Journeys on 9 August, 2011 - 13:07
What if we could get free wi-fi on the move
At 30g CO2 per passenger kilometre the express coach is the most carbon efficient form of motorised transport resulting in less than a quarter of the emissions per passenger than equivalent journey by car. Average number of people in a car is just 1.58, compared to 32 on a coach. Congestion dramatically increases CO2 emissions from road vehicles. Under heavily congested conditions tail pipe emissions can be increased by as much as 3 or 4 times. Click here to compare CO2 emissions from different modes of transport over various journeys.
“A key part of current transport policy is focused on improving car efficiency. Whilst this is critical, it’s not the answer to reducing CO2 from transport. As demand for travel continues, massive improvements are needed just to stand still. Real reductions will only come from reducing travel or using lower carbon forms of transport.”
Some of the benefits of travelling by coach:
Less time-wasting Spending time sitting in traffic is wasteful. National Express coaches have free wi-fi to make your journeys more productive and/or more entertaining.
Less CO2 and pollution As demand for travel continues, massive improvements are needed just to stand still. Real reductions will only come from reducing travel or using lower carbon forms of transport.
Less risk of accidents Compared with travelling by car, you’re at least ten times safer on public transport.
Less congestion Britain can’t keep building and widening roads to cut congestion. There isn’t room and our countryside needs protecting. A full coach removes a mile of traffic from the roads.
Less exclusion Not everyone has a car. Not everyone wants new dual carriageways cutting through their community, separating their homes from nearby amenities.
For some journeys, you can’t beat the coach. Avoid all the stress of driving, finding somewhere to park and then pouring money into the meter. Instead you can relax, chat or knit – and then concentrate on having a good time when you get there, without worrying about driving back. Plus, catching the coach is a great way to travel to a meeting - run through a presentation, catch up on emails or the next chapter of that unputdownable thriller. Why not give it a go!