We’ve partnered with Gen Less to introduce the Bike More O’Meter and we're inviting Kiwis to join us as we work together to reach our goal of riding one million kilometres by bike instead of by car! Starting 1 February!
Gen Less is a platform backed by EECA (the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority) that brings together all New Zealanders to take action on climate change, and be on the right side of history. For most of us, driving a petrol car is a biggest contributor to our greenhouse gas emissions – across the country, transport makes up around a fifth of all of our emissions.
If just one in five people switched the car for a bike (or walk, or even work from home) one day a week, we could avoid 84,000 tonnes of carbon emissions each year – that’s like taking 35,000 cars off the road for good.
So riding a bike instead of driving is true, impactful, climate action. The Bike More O’Meter will demonstrate the power of working together. When you log a ride for transportation, you’ll be contributing to a nationwide effort to reduce emissions from car use and embrace a cleaner commute. We’ll track our collective progress throughout February – not just kilometres ridden, but emissions saved.
For more information on climate action, check out www.genless.govt.nz