Consumeless for a year

A journal of a year of consuming less and consuming sustainably

Transportation 19/12/2009

With transportation we mean everyday transportation, not holiday-related transportation (for which rules are included in the Travel category). We make a distinction between private and work-related transportation. For both types of transportation, we have seriously considered the option of using public transportation. Unfortunately, this option is not really realistic in our situation because of a) very bad train connections to work, and b) the fact that we take our dog most of the time, and as a result we have to bring lots of dog stuff (e.g. food and a pillow). To make the rules feasible, we allow ourselves to use the car.

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Private transportation rules:

  • In Maastricht we use the bike or go by foot.
    When we have to transport large items, we can take the car.
  • We drive as economically as possible.
    Economically means that we try to find the cheapest fuel, and that we apply the rules of ‘Het Nieuwe Rijden’, the national ecodriving programme of the Dutch government which resulted from the Kyoto agreement.

Work-related transportation rules:

  • We take an effort to try to avoid transportation as much as possible.
    E.g. by combining meetings, by arranging conference calls or video calls.
  • We take public transportation to meetings if time allows.
  • We drive as economically as possible.
    Economically means that we try to find the cheapest fuel, and that we apply the rules of ‘Het Nieuwe Rijden’, the national ecodriving programme of the Dutch government which resulted from the Kyoto agreement.

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