How you can help

Travel smarter

A yellow school bus

Overall air quality in the UK may have been improving for the last 50 years, but pollution from traffic is increasing. Every year the short-term effects of air pollution, much of it from vehicle exhausts, leads to the premature deaths of up to 24,000 people and an increase in respiratory diseases such as asthma.

Similarly, greenhouse gas emissions from transport are on the rise in the UK, making it the only sector of the economy which has not shown a reduction in CO2 emissions over the past decade. Here are just a few ways in which you can reduce the impact of your travel on the environment:

For information and ideas on how you could reduce the impact of travel at your workplace, see: Sustainable development.

Useful links

LiftShare|External link
Share your journey and share the cost. Information about car sharing in Calderdale and throughout West Yorkshire.

Hour Car|External link
More about Hour Car car club in Hebden Bridge.

Environmental Transport Association|External link (ETA)
The association is the world’s only carbon neutral motoring organisation. Their website contains lots of information about greener driving, and how to be a responsible car user.

Last Updated: 27/06/2016