Painful proximity to other human beings before you've woken up, unpleasant temperatures: commuting is the worst. One thing that may make you feel better is making your to-work haul as green as possible.
A new study has revealed the impact of various commuting methods – and they're not pretty.
The results, which come from Park Indigo, show that if you drive to work, you are releasing more grams of CO2 per km than an economy passenger on a long-haul flight. A medium petrol car emits 212.1g of CO2 per km, per person, while a long-haul flight passenger emits 80.6 CO2 per km.
Public transport is more forgiving. For London commuters, the DLR, London Overground and Underground all emit under 80g per km per person. Outside London, if you get the train (via National Rail) you will emit 56.5g per km, and a huge 185.9g per km if you ride the local bus.
Unsurprisingly, bicycle and electric car ranked as the greenest commuting methods. So get on your bike, if possible.