“In twenty years there will be fewer cars in use than there are today.” Do you agree or disagree?
Nowadays, Traffic Jams are becoming quite usual in major cities due to the increasing number of cars. The rapid growth in population in major cities, the decline in car prices, and the increased demand for new and luxury cars are adding tremendous pressure on almost all public services including roadway facilities. Consequently, governments are faced with new challenges and problems created by the dense population in central cities. However, I strongly believe that the number of cars will decrease in the next two decades due to the advanced development in public transportation and the frequent rise in fossil fuel prices as well as its serious effects on the climate. Firstly, governments look to the development of public transportation as a permanent and effective solution to traffic jams and congestion. The density of the population in central cities will continue to increase steadily, which will lead to a sharp increase in the number of cars and exacerbate the road traffic issues. Expanding the roads and highways in crowded cities is not a realistic solution because it is a costly one and will encourage more people to use cars to commute between home and work instead of using public transportation. Improving public transportation such as adding more buses, expanding subway systems, and constructing new railways will definitely motivate more people to switch to public transportation to avoid traffic jams. Last week, For example, I decided to use the new subway system that was recently made available to the public. It took me only fifteen minutes to travel from home to my school, which typically takes more than one hour using a car. Moreover, it was more convenient and relaxing to commute using the new subway. I was even able to review my class notes quietly before arriving at my final distention. Such easy access to public transportations will reduce the number of cars as people will start to realize how much wasted time and stress can be avoided using these new and comfortable transportations. As governments around the world are concentrating their efforts to improve the availability and quality of public transportations for all their citizens, the number of cars in use will fall dramatically because people will alternatively use public transportations. Secondly, the increase in the cost of fossil fuel and its effects on the environment will robustly reduce the number of cars in the coming years. The frequent inflation in gas prices is extremely hurting the income of many individuals and families that are struggling to pay for their essential needs such as food, electricity, and water. Therefore, many people are changing their daily habits in order to save little money that can be spent on necessities. Some people may walk to work or school while others may use bikes to reach nearby places. In addition, governments around the globe are racing time in order to reduce gas emissions that are especially emitted from car exhausts, which pollute our environment and threaten all forms of lives on Earth planet. Such a huge amount of daily emission could result in a staggering shift in climate, which could lead to more devastating and catastrophic consequences on the global environment, for instance, extreme flooding in arid areas and long dray seasons in equatorial areas. Governments are now imposing very restricted rules to discourage people from using or buying cars but instead use public transportation. For instance, the governors in my city have introduced a new law that will double taxes on buying a second car for one household. Such action will greatly reduce the number of cars in the city in the years to come. In conclusion, imposing restrictions on using cars and providing easy access to public transportation will certainly reduce the number of cars. In this way, the condition of the environment will be improved, and the pressure on road systems in big cities will be alleviated, which help in averting many catastrophes that could deprive future generations of the right of living peacefully on Earth.
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