Problems Associated With A Commute Essay

2541 Words Nov 28th, 2016 11 Pages
Think about a reason why do you drive? Usually, people just want to get from point A to point B and a car is a great solution for that. According to Gallup news, number one reason why people buy cars is its functionality. In truth, having your own car is super convenient because you have total flexibility in your action, you can stop to get groceries on the way from the office and you can pick up your kids from late night practice or in a case of emergency you always have your own vehicle next to you. All of it is true and convenient in theory, but in reality we spend long hours in traffic, we stress when our cars break, we pay a lot to own a vehicle and about 80 people die on the road every day. The objective of this paper is to analyze what are the main problems associated with a commute to work driving and how do we move from single used vehicle to more sustainable transportation.
To narrow down the scope of work and be more specific, this research will be focused mainly on Austin area because it is one of the fastest-growing places in the nation. Infrastructure can not keep up with population growth in the region which leads to heavy traffic and a good place for us to focus and offer alternative suggestions. The research is divided into several major topics. We will start with a discussion of what prevents Americans from changing to more sustainable transportation. Then we will talk about how does daily commute affect people and environment as well as the economical…

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