TOEFL Essay Topic 19 - Should governments spend more money on improving roads and highways, or should governments spend more money on improving public transportation (buses, trains, subways)? Why? Use specific reasons and details to develop your essay.
The answer to this statement depends on your own experience and where you live. In my point of view,
The answer to this statement depends on your own experience and where you live. In my point of view, spending more money on improving roads and highways is as important as, if not more important than, spending more money on improving public transportation. It is sagacious to develop roads and highways. Among countless factors that influence the choice, these are three conspicuous aspects as follows.
The main reason for my propensity for spending more money on improving roads and highways is that roads and highways is the most efficient way to solve the transportation problem of the city. I live in the old city in china where the roads in the city are narrow and rugged. There are traffic jams everywhere and almost each road has become one-way road. Every commuter is extremely tired of that traffic. Though public buses are very crowded during rush hours, increasing buses can hardly help. However improving roads and developing highways around the city actually expands the city space and many cars and vehicles can make a detour to avoid the heavy traffic within the city in the rush hours. That way can alleviate the traffic of city and give us opportunity to rebuild the city’s transportation.
Another reason can be seen by every one is that improving roads and highways can enhance the connection of our city to outside. If we have a good network of roads and highways, the products of your city are easier to sent out and merchandise from other cities are easier to bring here. More national or international conferences will hold here and more tourists like to visit here. So economy of our city will be prosperous and flourishing and living qualities of people will be increased.
Furthermore, there are too many people crowded in this old city but people are afraid to move out because of the difficult traffic. Too many people gathered inside the city destroy many beautiful things that we have built and cause a lot of problems. If we develop roads and highways out round the city people would like to move out to live in suburban and then not only the traffic is improved within the city but also the air is much fresher within city.
In short, improving roads and highways not only can solve the transportation problem but also increasing the economy of the city and improve living qualities of people of the city. So the government should spend more money on improving roads and highways.
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