Vehicles-free days, which are known as the time when people using public transport instead of their private vehicles, have appeared in some city centers. It is a fact that this policy contains a few drawbacks; however, I am strongly of the opinion that its benefits are much more significant.
On the one hand, it is undeniable that the occurrence of days with no usage of private vehicles is not an effective measure, in some ways. It is obvious that public transport like buses is nowhere as convenient as private means of transport like cars. Travelers tend to choose the latter form which helps them reach the intended destination easily and comfortably rather than hustling in the crowd to get a seat on a bus or a train. Furthermore, this policy is said to be a waste of effort when it is not feasible to eradicate any problems, particularly those are involved environment. For example, air pollution – a global issue, which is in need of long-term solutions, cannot be addressed properly with some car-free days.
On the other hand, I contend that imposing a ban on private means of transport like cars on some certain days has numerous advantages. First, by reducing the number of vehicles on the street, the amount of exhaust fumes discharged may be decreased dramatically. As carbon dioxide is the main culprit of air pollution, air contamination may therefore be addressed and the air quality may be enhanced greatly. Moreover, eschewing private vehicles on those days is said to have positive impact on the traffic system. If there are fewer people driving, not only can traffic jam and congestion be reduced but the infrastructure such as bridges and roads may also be suffered from less damage.
In conclusion, even though I accept that vehicle-free days have a few demerits, I am convinced that its merits, including improving the air quality and road system, are far more considerable.