A future without public transport is a future without clean air.
Eight million premature deaths are due to air pollution, causing up to 1/3 of deaths from the leading non-communicable diseases (stroke, lung cancer, heart attacks and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
Over 90% of the world’s population live in areas where air pollution exceeds safe levels. There must therefore be no ‘back to normal’ after the coronavirus where it is dangerous to merely breathe.
Public transport is four times more efficient per pax-km than private cars. Every kilometre travelled via public transport saves 95 grams of GHG emissions and 19 grams of NOx compared to using motorised individual transport. By fighting emissions on a local level with more public transport and active mobility, we can breathe more easily, reverse the trend of the climate crisis and save our planet. Our future is in your hands!