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Increasing the price of the 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?
Traffic congestion and pollution have long been a headache for countries all around the world. In determining how to combat these problems, some assert that an increase in petrol price is the optimum approach. From my perspective, the view is overly simplistic.
Indeed, price hike in gas or other fuels has a significant impact on traffic and pollution. When the price of petrol soars, it is natural for humans to use fewer cars than usual to be economical, thereby diminishing the emission of pollutants and alleviating the traffic jams. However, is it the best way to tackle the problem of traffic and pollution? Personally, I believe there are other options which could be equally, if not more, effective.
Firstly, developing a fast and safe public transportation system is a great choice. The government could provide and improve various alternatives to private cars. For instance, they could have more buses on more routes or they could devise and develop the tram just like what Melbourne has done. In some extremely overcrowded places, like India and China, cheap and high-speed train is another option.
Secondly, the government could raise the public awareness of the seriousness of these problems. If the general public is fully aware of the situation they are confronted with, they themselves will come up with some excellent ideas to address the problem. The proliferation of car pool in some areas is a nice case in point.
Overall, there are numerous options to tackle the problem of traffic and pollution. However, whether increasing the price of petrol is the best one is still questionable.