Our carbon footprint is greatly influenced by our choice of transportation. By implementing innovative and digital solutions for public transport, cycling, walking, and other forms of sustainable mobility, we can make our cities and our environment cleaner and greener.
Many European cities are adopting lighter, safer, healthier, and cheaper transport alternatives to fossil fuel-burning cars. This includes the use of electric vehicles, bicycles, and e-bikes, and even the construction of new cycle paths stretching for hundreds of kilometers.
We must all be able to move efficiently; if we do, we improve our health and the environment. We must come up with creative answers that include all people and all locations, without exception.
For this purpose, national conferences are held around the world under the title “Integration of green transport in cities” (“Green Inter e Mobility”). They aim to improve the quality of life with more affordable energy, smart transportation, and new jobs.
Green transport refers to any mode of transport that has a minimal impact on the environment. It focuses on reducing pollution and improving the overall sustainability of transport systems. One of the most significant benefits of green transportation is its positive impact on air quality. Unlike traditional modes of transportation, such as cars and buses, which emit harmful pollutants into the atmosphere, green transportation offers a cleaner alternative.
In addition to improving air quality, green transportation also reduces fossil fuel consumption. By using renewable energy sources such as electricity and biofuels, green transportation reduces our dependence on non-renewable resources. This not only helps preserve these resources for future generations but also reduces greenhouse gas emissions, contributing to efforts to combat climate change.
Furthermore, green transport promotes a healthier lifestyle by encouraging physical activity. Modes of transportation such as cycling and walking contribute to individuals leading more active and healthy lives. Green transportation initiatives also often include the development of pedestrian-friendly infrastructure, making it safer and more convenient for people to choose these modes of transportation.
Finally, green transport plays a key role in urban planning. By prioritizing public transit, bike lanes, and pedestrian-friendly spaces, cities can reduce congestion, improve traffic flow, and create healthier
Sustainable transport systems make a positive contribution to the environmental, social, and economic sustainability of the communities they serve.
Most of the tools and concepts of sustainable transport were developed before the phrase was coined. Walking, the first mode of transportation, is also the most sustainable. Public transportation dates back to at least the invention of the public bus by Blaise Pascal in 1662. The first passenger tramway began operating in 1807 and the first passenger railway in 1825. Pedal bicycles date back to the 1860s. These were the only personal transportation choices available to most people in Western countries before World War II, and they remain the only options for most people in the developing world. Cargo was transported by human power, animal power, or rail.
There is a real need for people to practice sustainable development, i.e., sustainable transport. Sustainability extends beyond operational efficiency and emissions. Life cycle assessment includes considerations of production, use, and reuse.
Students from the school Koco Racin from Ohrid, RN Macedonia