- 2017年01月22日13:56 来源：互联网
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Task：The best way for the government to solve traffic congestion is to provide free public transport 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Do you agree or disagree?
An effective way for the government to ease traffic congestion is to encourage the public to take more public transport, but I do question the feasibility of offering it free 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
Theoretically, providing 24 / 7 free public transport could produce some desirable outcomes. More people would choose to take the subway or the bus and there might be less dependence on private vehicles. Also, it could make it especially easier to those financially disadvantaged people. However, the validity of the policy need to be challenged.
Most countries are operating public transport system as a public service with governmental subsidy, and therefore free public transport would be financially impossible. Besides, the efficiency of the system could suffer in early mornings and at late nights for very few people would actually use public transport, which is a great waste of public funds.
To solve traffic gridlock, reasonable support for the public transport system is needed. But instead of making it 24 / 7 free of charge, the availability of convenient and reliable transport options could be promoted and people need to be able to afford them. In addition,certain restrictions should be put on unnecessary car use,for instance short journeys within already congested areas.More importantly, the government need to implement reasonable city road plan, because a big proportion of traffic jams are caused by inappropriate road construction.
To conclude 24 / 7 free public transport is far from a valid solution to resolve traffic congestion in the long run, thus other alternative strategies need to be considered.