From the point of view of sustainability, the car is the most polluting and energy-consuming form of transport, especially considering the stages in its lifetime and if it contains a single passenger. It is also the least safe in terms of accidents and one of the most inefficient from an economic point of view or considering the space it takes up.
For motorbikes the level of energy efficiency is still less than for public transport but greater than cares. However, accidents involved this mode of transport tend to have serious consequences. However it does means savings in time and money compared with cars and occupies less space.
The location of the campus with respect to the neighbouring towns and cities and transport networks means that cars are one of the main means of reaching it. 19.1%of the university community uses a car to get to the campus (single occupancy) and 1.4% come on a motorbike. It is important to remember that the occupancy rate for cars is 1.3. This means that sustainability on the campus is compromised and the people who use it end up spending more (Source: UAB University Community Mobility Habits Survey, 2019).
Remember that the campus is a 30kmph zone where vehicles have to coexist pacifically with pedestrians, cyclists and buses.
The cost of transport (PDF, 1MB)