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TRAFFIC DIFFICULTIES IN MARAWI CITY/ TOWN TRAFFIC DIFFICULTIES IN M

In the city of  MARAWI CITY have
all had to deal with thousands of cars running through their streets
each day. Traffic congestion is a big problem for everyone within the
city. The main reasons why traffic congestion occurs are more cars, poor
road management, and poor practices on behalf of employers. One of the main reasons why there’s more congestion is due to more
cars on the road. The adult population is increasing and therefore more
people want their own personal transport to get around with. As the
number of cars increase the chance of congestion also increases. It’s
why in smaller towns and villages congestion is almost unheard of.

This is coupled with a lack of proper infrastructure. Councils and
national governments fail to act on the looming threat of heavy
congestion until it happens. The city doesn’t expand along with an
increasingly car reliant population. A single street with a lane on each
side before might not suffice in ten years after the population has
increased. Authorities often fail to convert this into a dual
carriageway.

Alternate routes are also a problem. Cities have limited capacity to
expand due to poor funding and planning restrictions preventing building
on green belt spaces. Cities are forced to work with the routes they
already have. If they can’t increase the number of lanes it leads to
congestion.

Employers can also play a part in dealing with congestion. Congestion
almost always happens when people are travelling to and from work.
Traffic congestion has eased in recent years as a result of growing
unemployment and the introduction of more flexible work hours.

By adhering to the traditional 9-5 routines, there’s a greater chance
of congestion. Everyone has to travel to and from work at the same time
each day.

A lack of public transport, or poor public transport options, will
also cause problems. If there isn’t enough buses, trams, or local trains
people are forced to take their cars to work. The ratio of passengers
to vehicles decreases, whereas if they were able to take the bus people
would feel less of a need to drive their cars.

In many places, commuters are forced away from public transport by
the private companies which run them. Increasing fare prices, especially
on the trains, make driving a car with its associated high fuel costs
cheaper than public transport. By pushing people back to their cars
again they only exasperate the congestion problem.

In conclusion, congestion is mainly caused by a desire for people to
drive their cars coupled with a failure by local government to act. If
they invested in more affordable public transport options and a better
infrastructure the incidence of congestion would decrease in major
cities.

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