New Survey Uncovers 60% of Irish Population Eager to Embrace Eco-Friendly Travel!
About 60 per cent of Irish people have said that they wish to change the way they travel as part of efforts to save the environment.
Besides, a total of 77 per cent of people agree that walking as well as cycling and using public transport more is significant to cut on sessions, according to a new Red C survey commissioned by the Department of Transport.
Recently, a report from the Environmental Protection Agency revealed that Ireland’s transport emissions surged by 6 per cent last year, according to a report from the Mirror.
In addition, the new survey has indicated that 77 per cent of Irish people believe that walking, cycling and using public transport is more important when it comes to the impact on the environment.
The survey revealed that some 60 per cent wish to personally make changes to how they travel.
In addition, the finding of the survey released by the Department of Transport also revealed that 73 per cent of car drivers and passengers would ditch their car for cycling, walking and public transport for short journeys of less than two kilometres. The majority of them are currently made by private cars.
The same notes that 67 per cent of those surveyed said that increased confidence in public transport meant they were more likely to cut back on the use of their cars.
In addition, the Department of Transport said that the number of those using public transport is bucking the European trend after the number of Irish journeys on trains and buses recovered faster than in other states following the pandemic.
However, despite Irish people’s willingness to change how they travel, Ireland has one of the world’s most expensive public transport systems.
Research from the Compare the Market revealed that Ireland is placed in the five positions in the list of the top ten most expensive countries, with a monthly pass costing just over 70 euro on average.
In addition, Dublin was considered the worst city for public transport in a study by Greenpeace. The study looked at a total of 30 capital cities in Europe and ranked them on affordability and ease of buying tickets. Out of 100 marks, Dublin scored just 36.
The survey from Greenpeace noted that the best thing about the transport system in Ireland’s capital is the travel card for pensioners over the age of 66, people with disabilities as well as carers.