Here are 5 alternatives to avoid pollution from internal-combustion vehicles and create awareness on “World Car-Free Day”
Every September 22nd we celebrate World Car-Free Day to create awareness about an issue that’s in our hands: reducing pollution from internal-combustion vehicles.
According to UN Habitat, almost 20% of CO2 emissions come from exhaust from fossil-fueled vehicles.
It’s not an easy task to give up our cars, so we need to be spread awareness of the ESG (environment, society, and governance) approach. The aim is to achieve sustainable urban mobility through the collaboration of both citizens and authorities.
“It’s in our hands to reduce the use of our private fossil-fueled vehicles. We need to rethink our daily commute,” says Juan Carlos Abascal, CEO of Mobility ADO’s Mobility Solutions – Latin America.
Let’s talk about these 5 alternatives we can start practicing right now:
- Shared mobility: It’s as simple as using public transportation or carpooling with your co-workers to save fuel.
- Electromobility: Mexico City currently uses electric public transport on their Electric Metrobús, while other cities such as León are testing the water for this option.
- Multimodal mobility: It means using several transportation options, such as shared bikes or the Metrobus to create a custom commute for everyone.
- Pedestrian mobility: Local authorities need to open more spaces to allow pedestrians to jog and walk. This is one of the best practices trending in global urban planning.
- Micro mobility: For routes shorter than 9 miles, digitization allows for enhanced mobility through shared bikes and electric scooters.
We can create awareness about our stance against pollution by understanding, sharing, and applying these 5 alternatives. The time to give up our fossil-fueled cars and push sustainable mobility forward is now.