Transportation in Urban Cities is to elevate citizens’ living standard by providing fast, varies systems that can send people to different areas in a short period of time. When the urban cities become more populated and has more private cars on the road, government built more highways to accommodate more cars in stead of limiting car number until recent years. Problems occurred by the phenomenon slow down the traffic (public and private) in the cities and create air pollutions and health issue (respiratory system, allergies...etc).
There are many ways to resolve traffic problem in the cities. For example, limiting access of cars in the cities at peak time by charging fees, recommend and reconstruct public transportation to shorten travel times and reduce emissions, or suggested alternative transportation like electric car/ bikes, bicycles, or walk.
There are two successful systems that reduce car flow or encourage people to use environmental friendly vehicles. One is the toll fee in London, UK that charge cars and trucks a minimum of eight pounds for entering the city centre has made a good success; the other is the bicycle sharing system in Paris that encourage people to ride bicycle with just a small fees by renting bicycles from the cities.
I am very interested at the idea of using alternative transportation (bicycle or electric vehicle) to reduce traffic. My plan is to design the transportation that meet certain desires or create goodness that can then encourage people to ride on them. I am also thinking the compatibilities of incorporating the transportation with public transits so people can both systems to get to their destinations.
My main target will be people who move around in cities or people who commute to the city centre. I think the plan can encourage people to use public transit and the clean transportation and also save money on gas and maintenance of cars.
The non profit group I would like to contact is transportation Alternative because they are the expert in encouraging people to use clean transportations by showing data, videos, and activates they host. They are also very active in engaging with other non-for profit groups on the issue of transportation.