Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Failure of public transport in Singapore

I am caught in a bad traffic congestion on several roads today. There are too many cars on our roads.

What is the underlying cause? It is the failure of public transport. To overcome the inadequate and inconvenient bus services, too many people buy cars. There are too many cars, in relation to our roads and parking spaces. Driving a car in these conditions can be tiring and frustrating.

Many people find Hong Kong to have a better system. They rely almost entirely on public transport. It is easy to get a bus or train to reach to most parts of Hong Kong. Few people need to own cars to get around.

There are just a few train services in Hong Kong, but they are well connected by light buses. This gives a total system that is convenient to the people.  I hope that Singapore can implement some of the measures adopted in Hong Kong. 

Tan Kin Lian

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