Choosing the Right Type of Transport for You
Over the past year and a half, the majority of us have spent a whole lot of our time indoors. Many of us have worked from home. If you have kids, chances are you’ve schooled them from home. Most of our activities and hobbies have been carried out from home. Why? Well, governments around the world have asked us to do just that in a bid to slow the spread of coronavirus and Covid-19 around the world. Now, with vaccines being rolled out around the world, many of us are starting to turn our minds towards getting out and about again. This is great! But at the same time, you may be wondering what form of transport will suit you best when it comes to getting from A to B. Of course, there are countless options out there. But let’s take a moment to go through some of the most popular!
If you’re only travelling short distances and are able, walking should be fine! Not only is this good for you, but it’s great for the environment and gives you the opportunity to see things you’d usually miss when focusing on other modes of transport. Plus, it’s completely free! Generally, it’s a good option if you live in a city near the places you spend time.
If you live in an area with great public transport options, this could be the ideal way for you to get from one place to another. Whether that’s a bus, tram, train, coach or anything else. Not only is public transport convenient and generally low cost, but it’s definitely an eco-friendly option too. Just make sure to take a look through timetables and stops to make sure you can get to where you want on time.
If you live further from public transport options but still want to use them, or if you simply want a simple way to carry out short distance journeys, a bicycle could be a great addition to your inventory. Bicycles are simple to use, low cost and environmentally friendly. Cycling is also great for your overall health and wellbeing. There are all sorts of designs out there, from a fixie to a mountain bike. So, do a little research and determine which will best suit your needs. Also make sure to wear a helmet when riding your bicycle. This is paramount to your safety. If your local area has cycle lanes, make sure to use these too. If riding at night, add a light to your bike.
A car is one of the most popular transport options – and for good reason. Having a car provides you with complete freedom. You can drive where you want, when you want. You’re not confined to timetables, so can travel any time of the day or night. You don’t have to plan your journey as far in advance and you don’t have to wait to switch between different options or lines. You can drive from your own parking spot next to your home to the exact place you want to be without walking. On top of this, you have storage. You can carry much more luggage than you might be able to by hand. Of course, cars tend to be more expensive than the options above. You have to cover the cost of the car (or its finance plan or lease), insurance, road tax and fuel. You may also have to pay for repairs if anything goes wrong with it.
Another option that gives a lot of freedom is motorbikes. Motorbikes can get you from one place to another in the same way as a car. You don’t have to worry about timetables, you can travel at any time of the day or night and you can go directly from one place to another. Please bear in mind that you will need to complete different motorbike tests depending on the engine size you’d like. You will also need specific protective wear and are likely to get wet if you try to travel in the rain or other unpleasant weather conditions.
Of course, there are plenty more travel options out there. But for now, these should do! They’re some of the most popular options and can make a whole lot of difference to your day to day life. Make sure to invest in the right options if you’re buying a means of transport that you will own yourself and all should be well!