Traffic and housing problems in major cities could be solved by moving large companies and factories and their employees to their countryside. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?
The rapidly growing populations and car ownership have caused frequent traffic congestion and shortages of accommodation in major cities. Some people think that the traffic and housing problems can be solved by relocating large companies and factories in these cities to rural areas. I completely agree with this view.
Employees commuting by car is an important contributing factor to traffic congestion in urban areas. Moving large companies and factories to rural areas can significantly reduce the number of company and factory employees’ private vehicles on city streets, especially during rush hours. The amount of leisure-related traffic will also decline because many employees will relocate to the countryside to live closer to their workplace. Another benefit is that the amount of traffic caused by the transport of office supplies and factory products is also likely to fall if large companies and factories are moved to rural areas.
Moving large companies and factories to the country side also helps to solve housing problems in cities. In urban areas, a high percentage of housing is owned or rented by employees of large companies and factories and their families. Moving these firms and factories to the countryside is likely to lead to the relocation of their employees. This means that more accommodation would become available to other residents of large cities, and would help to reduce the housing bubble in many large cities.
For these reasons, I agree that moving large companies and factories from major cities to the countryside can significantly reduce the commuting and leisure-related traffic, and the demand for accommodation, which would make it an effective solution to the chronic traffic and housing problems in these cities.