The best way for the government to solve traffic congestion is to provide free public transportation 24 hours a day 7 days a week. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
“Getting somewhere” is a concept—despite its original meaning of “succeeding in something”—that plagues the general public around the world. To cope with the ever-deteriorating traffic, governments are believed to be able to help by providing free public transport around the clock.This essay disapprove of the practicality and validity in the practice.
It is admittedly true that public transport is certainly appealing, especially when it is offered for free and 24/7. With no fees incurred, most if not all commuters will favour public transport regardless of such downsides as relatively prolonged trip and less comfortable experience. Also,should passengers choose public transport, their road safety would be enhanced for the insurance attached to their fare and when they travel at an inconvenient/late hour.
However, it is impractical to implement all-day free public transport service. The first and most obvious obstacle is finance. Most countries are operating public transportation system as a public service with governmental subsidy, and thus free public transport might be financially impossible. Moreover, all-day public transport is theoretically redundant and with few precedents, and the need for that is little to none.
To further the argument, the measure in the topic lacks rationale. Apparently, an ever-growing population will most likely incurs more traffic, and in that sense, population control instead of free transport would be the key. More profoundly, reasons for ever-heavier traffic are urbanisation and city planning. With the influx of population, cities are forced to expand in area and accordingly traffic mounts. Also, civil planning without a vision adds to traffic problems—trips to places with congested traffic around are sometimes unavoidable.
In sum, free and all-day public transport service is not the cure to congested traffic because it is not financially feasible and does not address the issues behind the problem.