Do You Have "Transport Mindfulness"?
We like to think that when we go from A to B, our decision on whether to hop into the car, take the bus, ride a bike or walk is based on logic and calculation. Research clearly shows that is not the case. All too often, habit and guesswork take over the driving seat in our heads. This lack of transport mindfulness leads to poor choices and hence to trip waste - needless losses of your time and money.
Lack of transport mindfulness impacts the population and planet in so many ways:
Excessive fuel costs
More wear and tear on your vehicle
Produces unbridled pollution
Higher taxes for roads, bridges and other infrastructure
These inefficient and ill-considered individual transport decisions build up into a great problem. These exploding consequences and rising expenditures threaten both our health and the environment.
Consequences of Inefficient Transport Decisions
waste of time
waste of money
higher tax burden due to increased infrastructure costs
personal health impacts due to noise and air pollution
increased chance of Covid19 infection due to the virus riding on air pollution particles
greater burden on public budgets due to increased infrastructure costs
greater burden on public budgets due to costs incurred dealing with environmental pollution
health impact of traffic
COVID-19 deaths increase a lot in areas with higher air pollution
reduced solar power efficiency due to air pollution
For the World
waste of precious non-renewable resources
climate change (also known as global heating)