Assignment 3

Solution to Reduce Traffic Jam in a Big City

By Thalitha Nataysa Fitri

College of Language and Communication Science

Traffic jam is a condition when vehicles are fully stopped for periods of time. Nowadays, thausand litters of gasoline are wasted everyday. This is caused by severe traffic jam which is getting more common in our city today. Every morning from 7 to 9 and 4 to 6 in the afternoon our roads are filled with packs of cars and motorcycles. Consequently, the traffic is hard terrible. It takes hours just to move for one to two kilometers. Traffic jams is not only a matter of time, how many hours people spend to get to their work place or home, but also a matter of unnecessary consumption of our unrenewable natural resource, the oil. Every morning in the big city has been always enjoyed with the name of stuck because traffic jam.    Since one of the big contributors to the traffic in the city nowadays are students, therefore, it is proposed that the government sets the regulation that schools start at 6 in the morning, and finished at 3 in the afternoon. In this way the departing time and the going home time of them doesn’t coinside with the ones of office and factory workers. To solve the problems, government also can make the other policy to decrease traffic jam.

The most significant cause of the problem lay on some factors. The number of vehicle is one of the causes. There are too many buses, cars, motorcycle, and any others kind of transportation in the street. So goverment can make some policy as solution for this problem. The first is reduction of private vehicles. Why government must do that? Because as we know that today almost every people of the family have a personal vehicle. Indonesia is known as a big country who have consumerism society. Indonesian people prefer to buy something than to produce something. Almost all of people around of Indonesia have their own vehicle, but let we see to our neighbour country, as an example is Japan. This country is a big producer of vehicle, Japan export many vehicle to Indonesia, but the fact is, in Japan, their people are prefer to use bicycle or on foot to go somewhere than use vehicle. Maybe we can learn from Japan how they are successful to grow their society awareness in decreasing pollution.

The second is make public transportation more comfortable, safe, and plentiful. With this maybe people will switch to not use their private vehicles and choose to use public transportation.  Why most of people more prefer to use their private vehicles? Because they think that public transportation is  not comfortable and safe. If we see a news on TV, there are many accident in public transportation. Public transportation in Indonesia now just become a tool for criminals to rape, sexual abuse, robbery and many more. So if public transportation is made more secure, convenient, effective, maybe jam a little loose. The volume of vehicles will be reduced because people prefer to use public transportation.

The last is people can take other kind of public transportation, for example is water transportation. People can use the alternative routes and go to somewhere earlier, government can build new high way and new bridges, because as we know that Indonesia is a maritime country. For example is Suramadu Bridge in East Java, that connect two region Surabaya and Madura. This also can became a solution to reduce traffic jam. The government also can reduce the numbers of owning private vehicles. On the other side by reducing the number of vehicle we also can reduce pollution, because when the vehicles stopped in traffic produce a large volume of harmful carbon emission that can cause pollution air and water.

In conclusion, traffic jam in big city has always been a big problem for government and society, Government can do the research in order to find the solution for this problems. Repair the public transportation facilities such as increase comfortable security, prepare a cheap cost, reduce of owning a private vehicle, and creating strict regulation for the traffic system. If all part and side of the people cooperate each other, the problem of traffic jam may can be solve.



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