Environmental Friendly Mass Traffic Resolution - Discussion
by artembatutin on October 10, 2017 - 9:34am
In the article “Want to be green? Forget mass transit. Work at home”, we shall discuss about one of the biggest environmental problem caused by major cities. As we all know, big cities build up big traffic, without doubt. We can observe this phenomena in our local city: Montreal. You may ask yourself: “Expanding highway routes will probably resolve this issue?”. This is wrong, take Los Angeles as an example. You may be surprised because a major city with routes expanding up to eight lanes still have transit issues. As you build more roads, more cars will travel on them.
Still talking about Los Angeles, 1.5% it’s population worked from home in 1980; it increased to 5% today. Slow progress but not efficient enough, because now the percentage of people using shared transit is lower than 5%. In other parts of the world such as San Diego, Denver and Seattle, where tech-related industries are more present, there is more off-site workers. Which in conclusion provides less cars, helping our environment climate change. However, transferring all workers to tech-related work spheres isn’t a solution.
So, what would be a profound solution? Even with the evolution of smart cars capable of managing the traffic more effectively, there will still be traffic and environmental issues. Electrical cars undoubtedly are environmental-friendly. However, gasoline cars will still remain on the streets unless of an law act establishment. We shall discuss a more effective and clever solution.