It is now a universal fact that living standards depend upon a perfect harmony between humans and their social environment, for example, the function of medical care, education systems, as well as social pension systems. Since the beginning of the industrial revolution, cities have been growing rapidly both in size and power, continuing into the twentieth century.
And this is a necessity for economic development in developing countries. Therefore, there has been existed a growing movement from rural to urban areas, which has lasted for several decades, for the sake of searching for a well-paid job and a higher quality of life.
[...] (First, 2003) Regarding the traffic congestion mentioned above, here are some suggestions to this problem. Firstly, governments should encourage the majority of residents to use mass transit system, such as trains, undergrounds, buses and taxis. This would be able to reduce the number of private vehicles on the road, and reduce traffic congestions in an appropriate way. Moreover, to encourage cycling can also lessen the traffic congestion, and it provides daily needed exercise to citizens. Finally, building and widening roads and metro routes in big cities is a viable method to address the problem of traffic congestion. [...]
[...] These will attempt to justify whether they are suitable for sustainable development. Using public transit to instead of private vehicles is an applicable method to reduce traffic congestion and it is a suitable method for sustainability, because the more people use public transport, the less personal vehicles would appear on the roads and the less traffic congestion there will be. When people drive on good road, it can cultivate their emotion on the methods of travel. And at the same time, using public transport can reduce air pollution. [...]
[...] The City: Land use and Housing in Mumbai. Bombay First, Volume Series 4. Thisdell, D. (1993) .Can L.A. kicks the car habit? New Scientist, 138(1877), 24-29. Online sources: Beijing Traffic. Available at: http://www.cctv.com/lm/124/41/90128.html (Accessed: 20 August) What is Sustainability. [...]
[...] The key problems of urbanization: Suggestions and solutions which would form part of sustainable development It is now a universal fact that living standards depend upon a perfect harmony between humans and their social environment, for example, the function of medical care, education systems, as well as social pension systems. Since the beginning of the industrial revolution, cities have been growing rapidly both in size and power, continuing into the twentieth century. And this is a necessity for economic development in developing countries. [...]
[...] These roads then link up with smaller and narrower road in cities, which causes traffic congestion. For example, there are more than 3 million cars and 18 million people on the roads and streets in Beijing every day. (Beijing Traffic, website) People who live in the south of Beijing and work in the northern area often experience traffic jams. They spend more than an hour to drive to their destinations, which should have taken them less than 30 minutes on the third ring road in Beijing. [...]
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