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Taking the bus is a is more environmentally-friendly than travelling by car.
Public transport means forms of transport available to the public, such as buses, trains and trams.
Using public transport is more environmentally-friendly than travelling by car, as it reduces the number of cars on the road - and therefore the amount of pollution.
What is public transport?
Public transport is any mode of transport that is available to the public, charges set fare, and runs on a fixed route.
In Australia, public transport options include:
What are the benefits of taking public transport?
Using public transport instead of travelling by car has a positive effect on the environment, as it results in less pollution.
For example, even though buses give off emissions, lots of people travelling in one bus is much better than each person travelling in their own car.
Here are some of the benefits of leaving the car at home and catching public transport:
- Better for the environment
- Statistically safer than travelling by car
- No need to find parking, so can be quicker and more cost-effective
- Public transport users are more active
How can I use public transport more?
Find out what public transport options are available for your regular journeys, such as catching the bus to school instead of going by car.
If you're going on a trip with friends or family, talk to them about travelling together on public transport instead of driving.
What Do You Mean?
Riding the bus with your friends can be fun!
Public transport is any mode of transport that is available to the public, charges set fare, and runs on a fixed route. This includes buses, trains, trams and ferries.
The largest bus in the world is in China – it holds 300 passengers and is 24 metres long (around 5 metres longer than a normal bus).
Special trains in Sweden generate five times the amount of electricity they use – this is used to power nearby towns and the return trip for other trains.
World-wide, using public transport like this Amsterdam tram reduces pollution.
Taking public transport, such as the bus or train, reduces pollution by lowering the number of cars that travel on our roads.
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