Attractive green city = less transport

Beach at the river Maas in Rotterdam, The Netherlands © Steven Barnhard

If there is sufficient attractive greenery in the direct living environment, citizens have less need to leave the city in weekends Rainer, 2000. This limits the use of energy for transport.

A good green urban infrastructure for slow traffic encourages the use of bicycles and keeps urbanites out of their cars, saving on transport energy.

A further introduction of urban agriculture and local sales limits the amount of energy required for transporting food.