“In twenty years there will be fewer cars in use than there are today.” Do you agree or disagree?

It is a well known fact that both people and governments are paying more atention to the consequences of climate change, and the importance of taking care of the environment. The overuse of cars by the population is a relevant topic concerning this problematic. Hence, I believe that in twenty years there will be fewer cars in use than there are today, and in this essay I will provide the reasons for why I believe so. As governments are aware of this situation, I consider that it is highly plausible that in following years they would implement new policies to reduce the car-overuse related pollution. Moreover, as the population is aware of this problem, they are also likely to accept this changes and to welcome the incoming policies. For example, governments could promote the use of green means of transportation, such as bycicles, by providing the required infraestructure. If people want to contribute to reduce car related pollution, and the necessary infraestructure is provided, then they are likely to switch their mean of transportation to greener ones. In addition, one of the reasons for why people prefer driving their own car instead of using public transportation is the lack of efficiency of the latter. However, technological progress may enable improves in the quality of public transportation. If this happens, people will be more prone to use public transport instead of driving their cars, as it would be a cheaper and potentially efficient solution. Finally, I consider that technological change could potentially lead to the creation of new means of transportation that are currently unknown. As explained before, the population is every day more aware of this problematic and they are willing to demand greener means of transportation. Technological companies could try to take advantage of this whole in the market, and invest in the creation of new means of transportation in order to secure that share of the market. I believe that this is an ideal scenario in which both incentives of the consumers and companies could point in the same direction. In conclusion, for the reasons explained throughout this essay, I believe that the amount of cars will decrease in the next twenty years. Governments, population and companies have incentives to invest in changes in means of transportation that could have a positive impact in the environment, and this could decrease the amount of cars in use.
Submitted by Pablo Mones on
What to do next: