Do the advantages of private means of transportation such as cars and motorbikes outweigh the disadvantages, compared to public transport (trans, buses and taxis)? Give reasons for your answer and include relevant examples from your own experience.
Nowadays, heavy traffic and pollution have become very controversial issues that everyone wants to prevent. Economists, politicians and even ordinary citizens are involved in a giant discussion of the ways to solve these problems. There are those who claim that a hike in petrol prices is the best solution to get rid of these issues. However, I strongly disagree with this idea and suggest more effective solutions for these issues.
It is undeniable that the use of private vehicles to commute is the major reason for growing traffic and pollution. By increasing petrol prices would not limit those from using private vehicles. This policy would also affect the face of public transport and commodity price. It is unfair to those who have very low income and always raising money for their basic needs. There are several efficient measures for these matters.
Utilizing public transportations instead of a private vehicle is one of the best solutions. To do this, we need to improve the quality of public transport and services. For example, if sufficient sky trains and underground train systems were built and efficiently maintained in metro areas than the traffic on the roads would be drastically reduced. Additional solutions are for long distance trains, making coach services more attractive, comfortable and affordable would start people using public transport instead of private cars. To solve the problem of air pollution cleaner fuel needs to be used. Existing technologies of electric car and CNG powered vehicles are safer and cleaner to use. Public Transport authorities should run CNG powered buses to solve the problem of heavy traffic as well as air pollution.