More than 60% of UK journeys are by car. More than 75% of the goods we consume travel across the UK in vans and trucks. The road to Zero has already started. In 2040 you will no longer be able to sell petrol or diesel cars and 2050 there will no more carbon emmitting vehicles. In cornwall 22% of all carbon output in the county is road transport.
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Trips of less than 10 miles account for 40% of the United Kingdom’s domestic transport Carbon emissions, with trips in the 2 to 5 mile category contributing 40% of these emissions and the private car remains the mode of choice. Domestic passenger cars account for 55.2% of the United Kingdom’s transport CO2 emissions. This means that a huge amount of CO2 emmisions can be saved if we find better ways to travel the short disances. Europe is filled with E-bikes and E-scooters, they are already filling the gap of the short distance transport problem. This is killing two pasties with one bite, get fit and reduce emissions. Walk to the shop, ride a bike to work, scooter to school, take the bus, share your car.