Traffic in our cities

The volume of traffic in many cities in the world today continues to expand.
This causes many problems, including serious air pollution, lengthy delays, and a higher risk of accidents.
Clearly, something must be done, but it’s often difficult to persuade people to change their behaviour and leave their cars at home.
Most of us are, after all, creatures of habit.

One possible approach is to make it more expensive for people to use their cars by increasing charges for parking and bringing in tougher fines for anyone who breaks the law.
Also, drivers could be required to pay for using particular routes at different times of the day.
This system, known as ‘road pricing’ or ‘travel charge’, is already being introduced in a number of major cities, using a special electronic card fixed to the car windscreen.

Another way of dealing with the problem is to provide cheap parking on the outskirts of the city, and strictly control the number of vehicles allowed into the center.
Drivers and their passengers then use a special bus or train service for the final stage of their journey.

Of course, the most important thing is to provide good public transport.
However, to get people to give up the comfort of their cars, public transport must be reliable, convenient and comfortable, with fares kept at an affordable price.

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