Transport

Transport is a crucial area to address as it is responsible for 24% of the average person’s carbon footprint. We are planning a number of activities that will aim to help people in our area reduce their carbon footprint of their travel.

  • Car clubs – LCON has teamed up with E-Car to launch an electric car club based in Summertown. The car, a Nissan Leaf, is situated in the Diamond Place car park, where it has a dedicated charging point. There is a one-off joining of £50 and then you can hire the cars for just £6.50/hr. Join now and if you are an LCON member use the code OXECAR114 to get 50% off the lifetime membership fee.

Alison Hill, Apsley Road

  • Promoting sustainable transport – we link with other groups in Oxford – like Cherwell School’s Travel Action Group – to support campaigns for more cycling and walking and improved public transport.
  • Sustainable holidays – we have a page of stories and resources about our own experiences of low-carbon travel. Read and be inspired!

Get involved

We have an active travel group which is looking at how to reduce the carbon footprint of travel.

If you would like to find out more, come along to our meetings or get involved in other ways, send an email to alison.hill@lcon.org.uk

Transport facts

The average person’s annual carbon footprint in the UK is 12.5 tonnes and 24% of this is due to transport.
Photo by Phil Sayer

Car travel
Cars account for 39% of the carbon footprint of our travel. They are responsible for 10% of CO2 emissions, and 20% of the emissions we can control. Each car contributes 2.6 tonnes a year to the atmosphere.

Air travel
The elephant in the room is air travel. 58% of the carbon footprint of travel is due to air travel, and while the carbon footprint of cars and our household energy is going down, the footprint of air travel is increasing. This must be a high priority for us to address.


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