If you are an urban dweller, one of the main issues that you face in a daily basis can be congestion. This may frustrate you and stress you out in a daily basis. If you try to minimize your contribution to this issue and aware you’re surrounding community, this issue can be solved. Few of the ways that you can contribute to minimize traffic congestion are as follows:
Use mass transit
Use public transport instead of private transport. Public transport is a shared transport service, trams (or light rail), passenger trains and rapid transit. This way, one less vehicle will be on road, and your contribution for the traffic will be less. Also, you can travel freely without been overly stressed about your surroundings and enjoy the ride.
Use active transportation
Active transportation is important if you value a greener living. Methods of active transport are walking, cycling, running or jogging. This transport mode is advantages because it reduces traffic congestion, reduce the impact on environment, improves public health and community well-being.
Use a combination of mass transit and active transportation
If you are travelling long distances on daily basis, use a combination of mass transit and active transportation. This way you can improve your health and reduce your contribution for traffic.
Don’t use your car if it has issues
If your car or personnel vehicle is on the verge of a breakdown, don’t use it. Also, try to introduce car pooling in your neighborhood. If your car has problems, pull over and contact a person who can help you. If your car has a flat tire and if you keep on driving with it, it will worsen the problem. Car pooling is people in the same area using their vehicles to commute together to the city in a sharing basis.
Don’t text, call, read news papers while driving
We are living in a digital era. We are always tempted to check mails, whatsup, call, or seek information. This is not a good idea when you are driving. Therefore, ignore your temptation and focus. Also, keep in mind that now its illegal to text or use the phone while you are driving.
Don’t loose your patience
Some people may get on your nerves when you are travelling. Don’t let them make you loose your temper. There is a general traffic control plan in the city. Follow this plan and be a safe driver. Be patient and safe. This way, you can contribute to reduce urban congestion and develop a safer city.