Mobility is an area with which pollution levels can be improved. Cars and means of transport contribute enormously to the increase in pollution, especially in urban centers, which is why governments and automotive brands have been trying to stop it for years.
In the same way, the mentality of society has changed in this regard. At present, electric motors and alternative fuels have more and more followers and the trend towards ecological and respect for the environment has also grown.
And it is not just a perception: a survey has revealed that half of the citizens of several European countries would prefer to live in a city without cars. The study, carried out by YouGov, has interviewed 7,545 people from France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and Belgium.
64% of them refuse to return to the levels of pollution prior to March, the month from which emission levels fell due to restrictions on mobility. As in everything, there is a diversity of opinions: while 78% of Italians supported this statement, only one 52% of Germans did.
Other mobility options
Regarding the implementation of measures and policies against air pollution, such as low emission zones, 68% of the respondents agreed and 78% stated that cities should promote more initiatives that exclude the use of private vehicles, like reserving more space for walking or cycling.
The use of public transport lags behind the mobility options, since hygienic measures and sanitary protocols are of concern. 61% of Germans I would not take public transport for fear that the spaces are not properly disinfected In Spain, only half of the Spanish would use again these means of transport in case hygiene is improved.