First we need to define what private and public transportation is. Private
transportation refers to any mode of transportation that is owned and operated
by individuals, such as personal cars, motorcycles, and bicycles.
On the other hand, public transportation refers to any mode of transportation
that is shared by the public, such as buses, trains, subways, and trams. Public
transportation is usually operated by government agencies or private companies
that provide their services to the general public.
When we look outside, it’s clear that the most popular form of transportation
in this era is private transportation, like cars and motorcycles.
Climate change is rapidly happening while the source of
pollution is happening in the same place where people
work or live. Traffic congestion is also becoming more and
more of a problem, sometimes making driving even slower
than walking. Private transportation might be the choice of
travel for most people. But as technology develops and
cities become denser, that is about to change.
The most obvious problem about private transportation is
safety. Cars, motorcycles, and trucks are frequently stopped by
traffic lights and forced to drive slowly, greatly reducing
efficiency. Impatient and inattentive drivers also makes this
problem worse, with bikers and pedestrians having the biggest
risk of injuries and even death.
Not only safety, health is also an issue. Burning fossil fuels in automobiles
produces exhaust fumes. These fumes contain a variety of harmful
chemicals, including carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, particulate matter,
and volatile organic compounds. When released into the atmosphere,
exhaust fumes contribute to air pollution, which can have a range of
negative effects on human health and the environment.
Carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas that is a byproduct of burning fossil fuels,
contributes to climate change and global warming. In fact, the transportation
sector is one of the largest contributors of greenhouse gas emissions.
Public transportation is often cheaper than driving. Although the cost of a
train and bus ticket for a single trip may be higher than the cost of other
modes of transportation.
This problem will also become worse as the price of fossil fuels continue to
although private transportation has always been popular since the industrial era. The
efficiency and safety of private transportation will decrease as cities become more and more
Being close to so many people also causes the dangers of air pollution and traffic accidents to
be much higher. Because of this, public transportation such as trains and buses are the
solution. They are safer, produce less pollution, and efficiently use the limited space of cities.
So in the future, private transportation will be greatly reduced or even eliminated to pave a
way for better transportation methods.