Reducing the impact of your travel on health and the environment

There are several options for your daily commute and occasional travel. This page offers advice enabling you to reduce your environmental footprint.

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Air traffic is responsible for a large share of greenhouse gas emissions in Geneva and Switzerland: what better motivation to opt for closer destinations and compare options.

You can evaluate the need to take a plane, according to the aim of your holidays or long distance travel. To help you, the RouterRank website calculates the journey time, cost and CO2 emissions associated with each means of transport. It is a useful tool that contributes to projects beneficial to the climate.

If you have to take the plane, you can offset emissions generated by the flight thanks to the myclimate website.

The Swiss Tourist Board’s Ecotourisme website offers ideas for sustainable holidays. 

Daily mobility

Prioritise gentle mobility

For your daily movements, walk, or opt for a scooter or bike, and use the stairs instead of a lift or escalator.

Every Saturday, from April to September, free activities focussing on bikes are organised in the City of Geneva. You can also rent a bike free of charge from Genève Roule when out and about. The Pro Velo association also organises regular bike fairs where you can buy second-hand bikes. So, you’re not familiar with the city’s cycle paths? You can obtain the Geneva by bike map free of charge.

Why not opt for an e-bike?

An e-bike can help you save time if you need to get around town for personal or professional reasons. Discover how to choose your e-bike on the website of the Fédération romande des consommateurs.

Use public transport

A large network of bus, tram, train and boat services enable the general public to travel around the entire municipality using public transport.

To take advantage of the train, buy a Municipal Saver Day Pass.

By car

Think about car-pooling or car sharing.

Use the park and ride services in connection with Unireso to park your car outside the city centre.

Prioritise eco-friendly driving thanks to the 12 tips from EcoDrive.

If you want to buy a new vehicle, visit the Responsible purchasing page.

For more information, consult the Mobility and transport theme.


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Article modifié le 11.01.2024 à 13:22