by FelixMorin on October 30, 2017 - 1:30pm
By: Emilie Beauchemin,Laura Henry, Lora Damyanova and Olivia Mazzarello
Public transportation has been an important factor that has facilitated a lot of advantages for the community and for your wallet. There’s no doubt that these transportations saves us time and money but it also creates less pollution towards the environment.
How Public Transport Helps the Environment and People
It can be said that people using public transportation are exposed to three times the amount of physical activity compared to those who don’t. The cost of public transportations is a lot cheaper then having to buy and repair cars, therefore saving a lot of people money. For example, when buying a monthly pass for a public bus, it comes down to less expensive and it’s safer because statistically there are less accidents that happen on the road. When travelling in these buses or metros, we tend to have less time wasted due to its priority on the roads, which is an avoidance of traffic. The more buses there are, the less cars there are on the road which reduces gas emissions and pollution in general. Public transportations help the decrease of fuel energy and also creates less need to repair roads because of the reduction of cars travelling on them.
Public Transport Benefits
If our cities were built to be sustainable, public transportation would be used much more. When thinking about the money we spend on food, clothes and shelter utilities, we tend to find transport somewhat a hard spending. These transports, which are more affordable than cars, are the way to our education and workplace. In order to succeed and get places, we must travel a certain distance depending on where you live. When going to this place, it isn’t always advantageous for everyone due to traffic and the waste of fuel energy being stuck in rush hour. These transportations are the reason as to why we save money and time as said before. The reality is that buses and rail roads will save money not only for yourself but for the community. Investments in public transportations are enabling up to twice as many jobs.The public transport system is a more efficient, reliable, comfortable and flexible for people to get around. David Suzuki says “Great cities are built for people, not cars”(p.120). A lot of cities aren’t investing enough money in public transportation because they don’t think it is important. Cities need to understand that if more money were invested in public transportation, more people would be using these means of transportation, greatly reducing emissions.
“Just Cool It” by David Suzuki & Ian Hanington