2018-05-12: Task 2 (Nigeria; Germany; South Africa)
Some people believe that the best way to travel within a city is by car. Others believe it is best to travel by bicycle.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Undoubtedly in this 21st century personal vehicles are amplified in all the major cities of the world compared to early days, where people make use of either public transport or a bicycle to commute from one place to another. Some people hold the opinion that, nowadays the best way to travel in the cities are by a car, while some people argue that the efficient and cheapest way of commuting is by a bicycle. In my opinion commuting by both the modes has its own advantages as well as ill effects which I will try to enunciate below.
There are multifarious reasons why people prefer cars over a bicycle to travel in the cities. Firstly, nowadays due to hectic work culture everyone is so busy that they cannot afford to spend more time to reach from one place to another. For example, they think if journey time taken by a car is 1 hour, than commuting by a bicycle would be bit longer. Secondly, when we are travelling by a car, we can travel along with our families depending on the car seating capacity, whereas if we need to travel by a bicycle maximum only 2 persons can travel. Finally, it is not convenient and easy for every age person to travel by a bicycle. For instance, people with wheel chair or in addition people in the old age.
On the contrary, some people argue that a bicycle is efficient option to travel in the cities because of the various reasons. First and foremost, it is environmentally friendly since a bicycle does not run on any of the fuel. If more and more people would choose a bicycle as their travel option, then predicament related to the pollution would be solved completely. Moreover, a bicycle is cost effective as there is a minimal maintenance cost, whereas to afford a car and the car maintenance is bit expensive. Furthermore, indubitably, cycling is considered to be one of best exercises with zero investment, otherwise people spends hefty amount in gym to lose weight.
To recapitulate, no doubt to travel in a city both the modes has its own pros or cons. In my opinion, it is up to each individual to take the decision, which transport mode is convenient and efficient for them to travel in a city.
In today’s world, no one can argue that the improvement of technology has changed our lives, significantly. The ways of transportation has improved dramatically, since many technological vehicles have been invented. Some people believe that travelling by cars is the best way of transportation in a city. Both sides are very interesting issues that need to be considered carefully.
On the other hand, some people who prefer to travel by cars over bicycle argue that driving a car can improve their busy life in many ways. Firstly, car users assert that using a car can save their time. With the high technological mechanic in a car, it takes a very short time to arrive the destination which is much faster than biking. Perhaps, traveling by a bicycle consumes a longer time to get the destination. Secondly, the convenience can also only get from driving a car. Many luxury functions such as air conditioning or the radio which make all drivers more comfortable can be only found in a car.
On the other hand, there are many reasons to support the point that using bicycle is better than driving a car. First and foremost, bicycles are friendly with environment. Without the supplement of a large amount of gasoline, using bicycles do not pollute toxic gases to the atmosphere. It also can alleviate the environmental problems in a city such as poor air quality and congested traffic. Moreover, commuting by a bike also can improve healthy life. Physical movement from biking is another good way to keep fit in the busiest life these days. City dwellers usually have sedentary lifestyles and do not have a chance to work out. However, many city residents adapt to use a bicycle for travelling every day, thus it will help to maintain their health, simultaneously.
In conclusion, in my opinion, I do agree with biking is a better way of transportation in a city. The advantages of using a bicycle contribute to friendly environment and promote physical movement, which have many merits to city dwellers. Hopefully, if the number of bikes users in a city increase, it will help to ease environmental issues, eventually.