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10 Reasons why you should Use Public Transport

10 Reasons why you should Use Public Transport

Don’t be fooled by the TV commercials. Owning a car isn’t cool anymore. In addition to the important outlay of money that must be made to acquire one, there are also maintenance, revisions, refuelling… That is why public transport is your salvation.

The new generations prefer cheaper and more environmentally friendly alternatives, such as car rental, collaborative transport and the option most demanded by all: public transport. Now you can stop making excuses and forget about the car.

In This story, we will give you some reasons why you should use public transport.

you do the environment a favour

It is the most used argument to defend public transport and there are plenty of reasons for it. The larger the cities and the more private vehicles circulate through them, the worse the quality of the air that is breathed.

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If we reduce the use of car ownership and replace it with public transport, air quality improves considerably and pollution is reduced to almost zero levels.

You buy time for yourself

If you drive your car, you can only do one thing: drive the car. Neither mobile nor computer, for example.

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However, with public transport we can optimize our time by doing some other activities on the way home or work: checking email, meditating, checking social networks, read a good book.

It is much safer

The probability of having an accident travelling by subway or public bus is much lower than if we travel by private transport. Only travelling by plane or ship is safer than public transport.

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You contribute to harmony and silence of your city

The cities with the most use of public transport are also calmer and more harmonious cities. The abundance of traffic causes a lot of noise. Perhaps we have gotten used to it and it seems normal to us, but it is not at all. Public transport promotes much quieter cities with less noise.

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Your health will thank you

There are studies that show that public transport users have better health than vehicle drivers. For example, a study by the Moriguchi Health Center in Osaka found that bus and train commuters had lower rates of diabetes, high blood pressure, and being overweight.

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Meet new people

Public transportation is used by a variety of people and again, there is no need to overemphasize this point. You will most likely be able to interact with many people from different cultures if you use public transportation instead of travelling privately.

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You help reduce overall environmental emissions

Greenhouse gas pollution is constantly increasing and that is the reason why states, organizations and environmentalists advocate emission reduction techniques.

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you will save money

Using public transportation can save you up to four times the money you use to travel in your private or personal car. Regular use of your personal car will require maintenance costs and other additional charges such as parking fees, emission fines, and speeding tickets.

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Improve your personal health

Using public transportation will mean that you have to walk more often between stations and places where you will board buses, planes, or trains. With this type of activity, you are guaranteed some extra physical activity in your frequent travel routines.

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Areas with public transport have better security

Evidence-based research from criminology reports indicates that areas with public transportation have improved overall safety and low crime rates.

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Public transportation areas are really well-lit and patrolled by patrols and police, reducing crime rates and improving safety by more than 80 per cent.

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