MemberMay 17, 2022 at 10:03 AM
Nowadays, an increasing number of people have chosen to live in large cities rather than rural areas, and this causes heavy traffic problem in major cities. In this essay, I am going to discuss the reasons behind this problem and examine possible ways to address it.
To begin with, there are two causes behind this problem. Firstly, overpopulation of large metropolitan areas and depopulation in the countryside is a major reason for this. Since there are few jobs in the villages, people move out to large cities and look for jobs that pay better salaries. In addition, another reason is commuting time as generally, people travel to their office at the same hours, around 8 to 9. This leads to public transportations such as metros and trains being fully packed leading to increased traffic congestion.
I believe that there are two possible ways to address such issues. The first solution is to enhance people moving to rural areas by enabling remote work option in domains wherever possible. In fact, if people are able to a find well-paid job in the countryside, around half of the city population would definitely move there and lowering personal or provincial taxes on rural area residents would make the migration faster, making it a cherry on top. Another solution is to vary commuting time, as the most remarkable traffic jam is caused by civilians on regular day jobs and varying office hours even by an hour will result in an ease in traffic jam during the peak hours.
To conclude, there are two causes which are overpopulation in large cities and daily commuting. To solve this problem, it is better to move to rural side along with varying commuting time which can result in a decreased headcount of large cities.