Your health, your bank account, your planet: the hidden costs of cars | Pieter van Heerden | TEDxUQ


Most of us travel in a car every day, but what if we could travel in alternative ways for better health, reduced costs, and a more inclusive and sustainable world? Pieter van Heerden is on a mission to reduce personal vehicle ownership. He dreams of a world that relies less on large metal machines that cause congestion, global warming, and take up space in our cities. This passion has prompted him to spend his career working on alternative transport modalities. After graduating from The University of Queensland with a double degree in Commerce and Civil Engineering, Pieter joined the team who brought the first major ridesharing app to Brisbane ,and he has also worked with local governments to replace car trips with carbon neutral e-scooters and e-bikes. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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