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Car sharing versus walking or using public transport

Posted by on December 12th 2014

Isn’t it odd that the InDeed initiative on car sharing, originally called car pooling, differs from the 2009 Green Year Initiative to walk instead of drive?  The use of an American expression suggests that the car sharing initiative may be more suitable for the States, where many areas (e.g. Detroit or Los Angeles) have no public transport (or as they call it ‘mass transport’) at all.  It is apparently common in the States to drive 30 miles to work; and many roads have no pavements.

In the UK we have plenty of public transport.  Surely we should be using the trains, the buses and above all the footpaths that we already have?  And if they are inadequate, we should be pressing the authorities to improve them.

Walking is the best and the simplest way to maintain your health.