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These days we are far more aware of the impact of commuting to and from work on the environment, not to mention our pocket. Here are a few alternative ways that are both greener and, in the long term, easier on your wallet
Scooters have been a huge hit with kids for a while now but I see more and more adults on scooters these days. They are particularly popular with commuters for getting to and from the train station. Most scooters are easily transported and fold up should you need to take them on the train, bus or tube too.
If you want to be really fancy you can get an electric one, but obviously these require charging and are more expensive. They are still more economical and better for the planet than your car though
Obviously bikes are a huge favourite of commuters. Every train station has a bike rack now and most offices do too, even our local supermarket has one. If you are short of room you can get bikes that fold up too. Bikes come in all shapes and sizes and there is a bike out there for every budget.
If you don’t fancy their two-wheeled counterpart then Tricycles are, in my opinion, far safer than bikes. Take these Adult Tricycles from Jorvik Tricycles for instance, they are not only safer but pretty cool too. They would almost not be out of place in Sons of Anarchy! They have plenty of storage on the back too and are suitable for the less able bodied among us.
OK, OK, hear me out. A skateboard might be a bit far fetched but back in my youth a lot of us used to ride skateboards and for a short trip to the station they might be the answer. They are small enough to take on public transport too. Plus they look super cool, until you hit a pothole and skid across the floor leaving a trail of skin behind you. I never did that, obviously.
There are four alternative modes of transport that I can think of. Which others would you add?
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