Published: July 6, 2022

There are numerous sources of transportation which directly pollute the air and contribute to climate change.

Sources of Transportation Air Pollution

However, there are easy and accessible ways of swapping dirty forms of transportation for greener ones

Solutions for Transportation Air Pollution


Biking is a green form of transportation!


  • Bicycle riding uses minimal fossil fuels and is a pollution-free mode of transport.

  • There are no non-renewable fuels burned by riding a bike

  • Bikes reduce the need to build, service and dispose of cars.

  • Bicycle riding conserves roadway and residential space, thereby providing opportunities for less concrete and more plant life in urban areas.

  • Bonus: Biking can improve your own personal health!

Interested in a global perspective? Check out this information on the benefits of biking from the state of Queensland in Australia. Or this Biofriendly Planet Magazine article.


If you use a car you still help reduce your carbon footprint! 

  • Each vehicle used for one-way car sharing can eliminate as many as 11 cars from the streets, cutting greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 13 metric tons a year as reported by The Guardian 

  • Car-sharing mean fewer automobile miles driven and less air pollution

  • Check out the EPA’s recommendations on reducing pollution from vehicles regardless of car-sharing 


Interested in learning more about the benefits of car-sharing? Check out this article from Wheels for Wishes (affiliated with the Make-A-Wish foundation) 


Walking is a great option in Boulder!

  • Walking is a cheap transportation option

  • Walking creates no air pollution or carbon emissions

  • Walking is an excellent form of exercise!

Check out this Treehugger article  on viewing walking as a means of transportation