What is Traffic?  

Traffic means there are lots of vehicles on the road. This can make the road busy, causing cars to slow down or even stop.  

How do we stop traffic?  

When more people drive cars, it means there is more traffic on the roads. We can reduce traffic by taking the bus, biking, walking, and leaving cars at home.  

Why do we want less traffic?  

Many cars run on gas or diesel which are fossil fuels. Once fossil fuels are removed from the Earth, they cannot be replaced.  When cars use fossil fuels, they create stinky and dirty smoke. This is called air pollution and it harms the planet.  

When there are many cars on the road, traffic moves slowly which means people are in cars longer, creating more air pollution. Less traffic means less pollution from vehicles, like cars. 

How do buses help?  

More buses on the road means less cars. Buses can hold a lot more passengers than cars can, and each bus saves the environment about 10,570 litres of fuel per year.  

BC Transit has over 1100 buses in our fleet. On average, 40 passengers can travel on one bus. This means a single bus can take 40 cars off the road! 

What can you do to help traffic?  

No one likes to be stuck in a traffic jam. But, you can help! When you choose to walk, bike or ride the bus, you are helping cars stay off the road which keeps traffic moving smoothly. Without traffic jams, there is less air pollution – so you are helping the environment, too!