27 Jan 03:27 AM
Question about English (US)
In my hometown Wuhan, China, traffic congestion occurs ubiquitously. I have once suffered from a heavy traffic jam on the way to a railway station, and had no choice but to change the ticket for the next shift in the end. However, I have developed an interest in traffic congestion since then.Traffic congestion is a condition on transport networks characterized by slower speeds, longer trip times, and increased vehicular queueing , which is a common consequence of the urbanization, as well as a global issue that all metropolis will face. Some relevant articles show that traffic congestion can cause serious waste of time and energy, and can pollute the air with poisonous gases, which eventually reduce the standard of living. Also, the long traffic jam might be an unassailable obstacle in the way of the ambulances or fire engines, and may cause heavier losses of life and property. According to the statistics from the Chinese Academy of Science, due to traffic congestion and management problems, the top 15 cities in China lose one billion RMB a day on average, and in the super large cities like Beijing, the cost reaches to six billion RMB per month. It is traffic congestion that has brought the society with such huge losses that I am increasingly interested in exploring the causes and solutions about it.Reasons contributing to the traffic congestion are manifold. Primarily, accompanied with the rapid development of economy, the possessing rate of the private cars increased dramatically which leads to a fact that the main roads and parking facilities designed years ago are somewhat inadequate now and need to be improved. Secondly, most public places (like the hospitals, schools and international shopping malls) with high-quality services were concentrated in the city center, therefore gathering the patients or consumers from the outskirts to the downtown area. Moreover, most of the residential area is far away from the working place, forming a "tidal phenomenon" in the city. According to a 2018 report published by the ‘JIGUANG Big Data’*, 17.1% of commuters in Beijing commute more than 25 kilometers in a single trip. Also, the insufficient public transportation supply with crowded buses and incomplete metro lines restricts the passengers to use the public transport, and eventually aggravates the traffic jam. Focusing on the causes mentioned above, I come up with several corrFocusing on the causes mentioned above, I come up with several corresponding solutions to alleviate the current problems. Firstly, expanding the capacity of the congested roads by not only adding lanes, but building overpasses and tunnels as well. Secondly, improving the service standard in the surrounding areas by building satellite cities. For example, Japan solved the congestion problem in Tokyo by dispersing population and industry to its satellite cities, and the process went through 5 stages from 1958 to the late 1990s.  Thirdly, introducing intelligent transportation system (ITS) to smartly managing the traffic through big data collecting, especially on the commuting routes. Finally, developing fast transporting communities guided by fast tunnel traffic  to increase the convenience and comfort for residents using public transports to get to work. For instance, from 2006 to 2009, 62% of the new residential area in Shanghai was within 1000 meters to the rail transit .All in all, the traffic congestion issue revealed that when formulating a policy, more perspectives especially the long-term development should be taken into consideration and properly adjusting the policy as the social development goes further. Besides, we could also actively take in advanced experience from other countries while making appropriate adjustments according to our needs. Only in this way can we create a suitable policy to satisfying the maximum number of people’s needs. does this sound natural?
Could you please rewrite this essay in a more native way ?🙏 Plus, I believe there are still some gramatical mistakes need to be pointed out. Thaaaaannnnks a lot!😆
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