How do you think the transport system in our city could be improved?
I think that the public transport system could be made simpler. I never know where the bus routes actually go. The routes seem to twist and turn rather than going roughly in a straight line.
I think we just need to build more roads. Then there would be more space for cars to drive and we’d have fewer traffic jams.
If we built more roads, people would just fill them with cars again. I think we should discourage people from using their cars.
How would you do that?
I think we should do a few things at once. Improving public transport would encourage people to use that. If we also charge people to use their cars in the city centre, they won’t use their cars as much.
I don’t know. I think it’s unfair to make drivers pay more money. They already pay a lot of tax-petrol tax, for example.
I think that they should pay more tax. Look at the damage they cause to the environment and people’s health by discharging all those exhaust fumes.
The air would certainly be cleaner if there were fewer cars being used in the city. The problem is that people will see it as reducing their freedom. It will be unpopular.
That’s a good point. Car owners will probably be against it, but people who use public transport will be in favor of it.