Yahoo! this morning has an article on how un-green certain modes of transportation might actually be. We all think mass transit (buses, trains, etc.) are the way to go, rather than the lone driver behind the wheel of their own car. But if those buses and trains are not at capacity, they’re now saying you could be better off driving than in one of those beasts. And we’ve all seen the buses belching smoke from their exhaust. If there are only five people on the bus, is it really a green ride? Apparently not. There’s more that goes into these calculations than simply the number of cars on the road.
A saloon (sedan) car or even an 4×4 that is fully occupied may be responsible for lessper kilometer travelled per person than a suburban train that is a quarter full, the researchers calculate.
The paper appears in, a publication of Britain’s Institute of Physics.
You still can’t argue with a bike.