Learn the many ways to get around in an environmentally friendly way.
In Edmonton, transportation accounts for 30% of our greenhouse gas emissions and 42% of energy used. Our transportation priorities must take into account increasing environmental concerns, as well as the ongoing investment needed to maintain our transportation infrastructure.
Sustainable mobility choices support healthy, vibrant and livable communities. Whether it's for your commute, running errands or just for fun, try to choose active forms of transportation such as walking, biking and taking public transit instead of driving alone. Please use the sustainable mobility pyramid below to guide you.
Cycling provides a quick, low-carbon way to get to work or to pick up some groceries from your neighborhood store. The Edmonton Bike Plan continues to expand to help you get on your bike more often, all year round.
Edmonton Transit includes the use of buses and light rail transit (LRT). Just one bus can replace about 50 private cars on the road! Edmonton Transit recently added electric buses to their fleet, making the impact even bigger.
If vehicle ownership is necessary, consider buying electric. Electric vehicles (EVs) can be expensive, however there are currently rebates available to help offset the cost. With our electricity grid getting greener, they are a way to Change for Climate.
While private vehicles have the biggest carbon footprint, there are ways to reduce the impact. You can rideshare, where you carpool with people headed in the same direction. Taxis and options like Uber and Lyft provide rides on demand.