Almost every city has a big traffic problem. Everyday, we walk out of our apartments and step into the sidealk and see cars in front of us parked on both sides of the street, driving down the street, stuck in traffic, speeding and honking. Although some measures have been taken to improve the city traffic, the traffic problems are not totally solved. So other measures are being sought continuously. Some people suggests that more roads should be built in order to speed up the flow of the traffic, and others insists that more public bus routes are requirted in order to limit the number of private cars. But building more roads must take up much land, which results in house shortage and destruction to the farmland , and limiting the number of private cars brings inconvenience for the people whose home are far from the bus stop. Therefore, efforts must be actively made to improve the city traffic. Before we take some measures to deal with the traffic problems, some causes that lead to them have to be recognized.
To start with, vast population contributes to heavy traffic. Although the chinsese government keep enforcing birth controll policy, study shows that, China’s population will increase by more than 10 million each year in the next ten years. Apart from dense population in cities, more and more rural labor workers are pouring into the city, which adds much pressure on the severe city traffic conditions. Moreover, some people are not aware of the importance of obeying traffic regulations, especially for those people who couldn’t drive because they couldn’t share the same feeling with drivers when travelling on th roads. They think it is easy for drivers to control the vehicles.
The second reason falls on increasing vehicles, especially growing private cars going with improving living standard. In previous years, a car was a consumer goods that Chinese families did not even dare dream of owning, but cars are now becoming more accessible to the masses...
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