Have you ever tried to analyse your commuter options to get to work? Here are a few:
|Catch a walking bus, ||Catch a taxi ||or join the queue!|
Distance, transport mode, time limations, personal luggage, before and after work commitments are different for everyone. Commuting to work is a very personal activity. That is why more than 80% of commuter journeys by car are single-occupant journeys.
Time is a common constraint. An acceptable commute to work may be about 45 minutes. Beyond that, you resent the lost time unless you are engaged in a useful activity, such as; catching up on correspondence, exercising or reading.
The table below is only a guide. It compares a number of common commuter modes on the basis of a 45 minute commute to work. The numbers are indicative only, but the relativities may be useful to you.
The bicycle, light motorized bicycle and scooter all face similar on-road disadvantages of on-road safety and exposure to weather.
|9||9,000||Low||20||Expensive alternative to walking, useful for rapid response policing in crowded gatherings.|
|Climate-friendly, healthy, On-road danger.|
Exposed to elements.
|Healthy, but limited range, batteries are expensive and exposed to on-road danger & weather.|
|Light Motor-assisted Bicycle||25||1,000||Low||50||Healthy, this bike is more bicycle than power-assisted bicycle, exposed to on-road danger & weather.|
|Heavy motorized bike||25||1,000||Low||50||Minimal or no health benefit from using pedals, engine must be in use all the time, exposed to on-road danger & weather.|
|Light motor scooter||36||4,000||Low||80||Convenient, but exposed to on-road danger & weather.|
|40||40,000||High||100||Touchy feely eco-friendly of questionable merit because of high capital cost and questionable life. High-tech solution to daily transport needs.|
|Small petrol car||40||25,000||Medium||100||4 commuters in a Getz,Yaris or Jazz is good environmental value.|
Single-occupant use is only marginally better than family car.