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In recent years, traffic congestion has become an issue many people feel strongly about. One potential solution is to recommend that national budget should be allocated to improve the road system while others believe that building train and subway lines is the priority of the authorities. The arguments on both aspects of this debate need to be examined carefully in this essay.
First of all, although there are several advantages associated with building more and wider roads, the most significant of which is it costs less money and time considerably, in comparison with building train and subway lines. In addition, the requirement of technology is not too high, hence this option is considered as a temporary solution, especially for developing countries whose national budget as well as technology is limited. However, the rate of improving road system cannot keep up with the pace of population. The area for transportation is limited while the population continues to rise significantly, which results in the steep increase in travelling demand. Therefore, after ten or twenty years, traffic congestion would become more serious unless other measures are carried out.
On the other hand, building train and subway lines is estimated as a long-term solution for traffic congestion. These vehicles can carry the large number of passengers while the space is insignificant or is situated underground. Not only would it discourage people to use private transportation and reduce travel time, but this solution would be advantageous to the environment owing to the diminution of pollutants. However, every coin has two sides. Public transportation is more inconvenient than private cars; so many people might have to take a longer trip. Furthermore, the national budget should be allocated to other important sectors, such as medical or educational programs, would be cut down. Consequently, the standard of living might decrease, which could cause a fundamental social crisis in these countries.
In conclusion, two aforementioned solutions have both benefits and drawbacks. However, I am convinced that the government should combine both short-term and long-term solutions, depending on the situation of each country.