Increasing the price of petrol is the best way to solve growing traffic and pollution problems
Postby salwamostafa » Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:14 pm
Increasing the price of petrol is the best way to solve growing traffic and pollution problems.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?
What other measures do you think might be effective?
Today, the jamming traffic and air pollution are the main issues that worry the world. Some people think that raising the petrol’s price would solve the trouble. In my opinion, it’s not a good solution as this will lead to an increase in the prices of everything in the world. On the other hand, using friendly resources to environment and improving public transport services are more effective solutions.
Increasing the petrol’s price will lead to a big disaster. Because the prices of everything such as food, clothes, cars ect. Will go up as most of these industries depend on petrol in working factories. Therefore, I think growing the price of petrol is not an effective solution to the traffic jamming and pollution. From another side, there are many efficient ways to solve the issues. First, using resources that are friendly to the environment such as solar cars, natural gas vehicles and electricity buses would be an excellent solution.
Second, improving the public transport services will also be a promising solution to traffic jam trouble. For example, in my country the public transport was so terrible from 2 years ago. So, I had to buy my own car also my husband did. However, in the last year, the government have started to enhance the service. As a result, I and my husband sold our cars. We now are using public transport.
To conclude, raising the price of petrol is not an effective way to solve the trouble. It’s better to start using resources that are friendly to environment and improve public transport to encourage people using them which for sure will lead to reducing traffic jamming.
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In today’s world, man’s overreliance on private cars has escalated the problems of pollution and traffic congestion. However, it is commonly believed that to tackle such challenges increasing the prices of fossil fuels is the optimum approach. I agree with the view in some circumstances, but other steps can also reverse the situation.
It is reasonable to consider that a surge in the prices of petrol could play a significant role in reducing pollution and improving traffic. First of all, it can effectively minimize people’s reliance on cars and encourage more individuals to take public transports. As a result, the number of vehicles running on the roads will be substantially lowered, thereby reducing the amount of car exhaust. In addition, this approach could also increase the popularity of active travel, such as walking and cycling, which is also consistent with the universal principle of promoting environmentally-friendly transport modes.
On the other hand, it is worth mentioning that other approaches could also help with addressing the issues. Firstly, the government ought to divert more public funds to the development of renewable resources, including solar and geothermal energy, which contributes to the preservation of the environment as well as sustainable development. Secondly, more railways should be constructed to enhance municipal metro systems, as it provides inhabitants with more convenient ways to reach destinations, thereby also rekindling a growing number of individuals’ enthusiasm to utilize public transport.
To conclude with my opinion, it is unquestionable that increasing the prices of petrol can mitigate the problems of air pollution and traffic jams, as it drastically reduces people’s reliance on car usage. However, other measures also ease the problems, and these include developing renewable resources and building more railways.