The travel hierarchy
Sustainable ways to travel around Westminster
Across the UK, transport is the number one source of greenhouse gas emissions. In Westminster, about 11% of emissions come from transport, and air pollution and congestion are a big issue.
You can make a big difference by choosing to walk or cycle rather than driving. You can also make a difference by buying things locally or considering where they come from if you are ordering online.
Many people are already choosing to travel sustainably. Across Westminster, about 72% of residents do not own a car, and this percentage is going up every year.
A travel hierarchy is a helpful way of thinking about how best to travel, with the higher ranked modes of transport being the most climate-friendly. You may not always be able to walk and cycle, but you may be able to consider other options in the hierarchy before using a petrol car:
- Walking and cycling
- Electric bikes and rental scooters
- Tube, buses, trains or taxis
- Car clubs
- Electric car ownership
- Other car ownership