We cannot afford to wait to act against the threat of climate change. We must work together to protect our planet and people and ensure a greener, more resilient future for us all. And each of us has a part to play.
For every 10km ridden on a Beam instead of a car, you save the earth 2.65kg of CO2 emissions.
Johnny’s beaming with joy these days, even if we do say so ourselves. A new Brisbane citizen and full-time Beam commuter, Johnny quickly sold his car when he started noticing e-scooters and e-bikes available for use around the city. Proudly living the car-free lifestyle, Johnny may have filled up his last fuel tank ever.
Given Emilie works for a sustainability startup, she needs no introduction on the advantages of green living. For her, it’s second nature. She’s passionate about the environment and feels everyone should do their bit to help reduce emissions. Whether it’s scooting to work or visiting friends nearby, Emilie’s mode of choice for short journeys is always Beam.
An avid adventurer, Kylie depends on ebikes to move around the city every day. For her, there’s not much that comes close to that wind-in-your-hair feeling and thrill of navigating traffic as on two wheels. Kylie dreams of a world where cities of the future are filled with bikeways, expansive green spaces, clean air and e-mobility as standard. What’s your view?
Cities have been investing heavily in increased transport connectivity, as population continues to increase. Micromobility serve to assist first and last mile travel to and from train stations and busses. It’s never been easier to get from A to B without using a car OR needing to buy an alternative form of transport. Switching from cars to public transport also goes a long way to save on carbon emissions. Take advantage, and hop aboard.
A wise person once said, “These boots are made for walking. Whilst walking long distances may not suit everyone, there are myriad health benefits to getting out and stretching our legs. In addition to reducing stress, relieving anxiety and being a great form of exercise, walking is also (almost) carbon-free! In fact, one study found that walking 2.4 kilometres would release 75% less greenhouse gases than we would produce from driving the same distance.
Purchases of bicycles, e-scooters and other forms of active and eco-friendly transport have spiked, with the pandemic resulting in Aussies investing in socially distanced ways of travelling and a fun outdoor activity during lockdowns and COVID-19 restrictions. Even as cities reach COVID normal, there’s no reason to leave the bike gathering dust. Cycling and scooting to work are great ways to get some incidental exercise, enjoy the city AND get to where you’re going.
The majority of Beam riders utilise shared e-scooters for commuting purposes, showing that many Aussies are seeking affordable alternatives to cars. Check if your workplace has ‘end of trip facilities’ such as showers, lockers or bicycle storage that can make active transport an easy alternative to driving. If this is not something your workplace offers, maybe it’s something you can ask for. If all else fails, designate an area of the office as Bicycle Parking and start making active commuting the new normal for your workplace.
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