Jammu: Nowadays, it is obvious that the congestion in most countries is on the increase and cities are becoming busier. In my opinion, this problem must be tackled because it is a global issue and most people, especially those who live in big cities, are affected by it. Traffic congestion is caused by commuters travelling to work. One of the main reasons for traffic jam is that the majority of people prefer using their own cars instead of public transportation means that they tend to travel alone. Because, public transportation is not reliable and efficient for them and with an increasing world population, the cars on the roads are also increased. Another factor is that most people live in the suburbs outside the city center and they tend to travel at the same time of day. Moreover, cars and road space are not used efficiently. As a result, this causes traffic jams during the rush hour.
There are several ways to mitigate this problem. In order to reduce traffic we should our working habits. The internet can now be used to connect people. For instance, people can now work from home and meetings can be held as video conferences, workers could be given flexible timetables. Another solution would be to charge a congestion fee for every car that will go into a city centre. This will either discourage people from driving into that area, or raise money for better public transportation. In London, for example, there is a congestion charge. Finally, public transportation is the easiest way to solve this problem. If there is comfortable and cheap transportation such as buses and trains, people will choose to use it rather than driving. In fact, governments should provide much better public transportation and charge prices that are affordable for everyone. In conclusion, the problem of traffic congestion can be tackled by improving public transportation, changing our habits and by charging drivers who enter into the city centre.