Sustainable travel is not only good for the environment, but also good for our health. Making your journeys more active is a great way to get some exercise and save money. In addition, research by King's has shown cyclists and pedestrians inhale less pollution than those travelling in vehicles, so air pollution should not scare you off.
We've collated some tips about how to reduce the environmental impact of your travelling, making it more sustainable. This should hopefully help you live a healthier life and save money, as well as helping other people and the planet.
King's Cycle-to-Work Scheme
If you can virtually attend a conference or meeting you would otherwise travel for, your reduced impact is immense. Skype for Business is available to all staff and students at King's as part of Office 365, and you can use Microsoft Teams to set up online meetings too.
Some conferences now also allow virtual keynote speeches and presentations, as well as virtual networking. If you are interested in delivering a presentation virtually, contact the AV and IT teams for support. We aim showcase examples of King's staff delivering remote presentations on the website soon!
King's has a cycle-to-work scheme that makes choosing the bicycle much easier. King's also has a Bicycle Users Group that offers support and advice to cyclists. 1 in 4 London commutes now take place by bicycle.
Take the stairs instead of the lift.
If you are under 25, you are eligible for the 16-25 railcard. It can save you 1/3 of off peak tube travel alone.
Whenever you can, try to take the stairs instead of the lift. A few trips in a lift each day could account for over 100kg of CO2 emissions in a year. Perhaps more importantly, there are undeniable health benegits to choosing the steps.