Have practice in writing about problems of public transport.
Imagine you are preparing a report for a conference concerning problems of public transport in your town. In your text:
- write about what transport is available in your place;
- mention the most common problems of it;
- suggest some possible solutions.
I live in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine. It has a developed transport system. Different means of public transport are available. You can easily get wherever you want and public transport is often cheaper than driving your own car! Means of transport used by the public operate at regular times on fixed routes. For sure, the fastest way of traveling in the city is the underground. The only problem that it doesn’t cover the whole city. You can also go by buses, trolleybuses, trams and funicular. If you want to reach the place of destination without any problems and in a short period of time you can order a taxi by telephone. But bear in mind that it can be rather expensive.
There are some transport problems in our city and I would like to mention the most common ones. First of all, subway trains and cars can get very crowded especially in rush hours. Secondly, the traffic in the city is very heavy, especially during the day time. traffic jams and traffic congestion are usual on the roads of Kyiv and are very annoying. The third problem is commuting when people have to spend hours going to work and back home. One more problem is that there are not enough parking lots and people have parking difficulties especially downtown Kyiv. The safety in the streets of Kyiv is not good and as a result car accidents are rather often. Too much traffic produces harmful gases which influence the ecological situation in our city where the air gets too polluted and even dangerous to breathe. And the last but not the least problem is traffic noise.
I’d like to make suggestion how to solve these problems. It would be great to develop subway system and build more underground lines. One more solution is to promote the use of electric cars which are cleaner and more environmentally friendly. It would be great to reduce the number of cars on the streets promoting the use of public transport. Cycling infrastructure in Kyiv is not developed that’s why I suggest building cycling paths. Cycling will make the air of the city cleaner. I hope in future Kyiv will be green and eco friendly city with flying cars.
Public transport is for sure one of the cheapest and fastest ways to get around the town or city. Now, the public transport is becoming more digitised, so you can pay for your travel by a bank card or a special e-card. What about me, I live in a small town, and I can get whenever I need by walking. Of course, there are some buses with different routes, but they look so old, dirty and uncomfortable. As far as I know it is the same for the whole country. Thus, I wish there were new modern buses.
Also, I have been to Kyiv for numerous times. If I’m in this city, I use the underground as a means of public transport. Honestly, I love Kyiv’s underground. There are clean trains, beautiful stations and only three lines which makes it easier to get around. What is more, Arsenalna station is considered to be the deepest station in the world! But as far as I know, not every area of Kyiv is provided with the underground system, so it would be better for local inhabitants if the situation changes.