Obviously public transport is more environmentally friendly than private drive. But for 101 reasons that seems to be never organized efficiently enough to hold most of the cars off the road. On the contrary, the traffic jams grow. Even free public transport (which should always be paid also) is whittled down. The European Passengers Federation EPF has a lot of member and travelers https://www.usemobility.eu/european-passengers-federation, http://www.its-uk.org.uk/interestgroups

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vrachtfietsjpgBike messenger services are effective in cities. With different types of cargo bikes more cargo can be carried. Fast, efficient, clean and quiet. http://smallbusiness.chron.com/lucrative-starting-bike-messenger-company-31619.html, https://faircompanies.com/videos/view/pedex-when-a-bike-beats-a-van/

At the coast you can see them sometimes ride, popular family or group cycling. There are also experiments besides bike pool, with 6 or 8 pedaling kids in a vehicle to drive a bicycle bus to school http://www.busycle.com/

The car on hydrogen, electricity or cooking oil is still not breaking through. There are some workable users initiatives.

Taxistop and Eurostop organizes carpooling with cost sharing for years. https://www.eurostop.be/eng/

With Car sharing your can be your own driver in a joint car http://www.carsharing.net/ (and others).

Uber app, https://www.uber.com/ offers in major cities an app to make cheap taxi or private ride.

Network Alternative Travelers asks for understanding itinerant caravan dwellers, wagons and mobile live https://www.gonomad.com/ and offers alternatives.

And Chinese distributors succeed in reducing some transportation cost even further to 0 by filling full containers with small packets.

Check for a cooperative garage that does maintenance and repair of small and medium-sized cars, and makes self- employment places available, and courses and tools.