has had a dramatic effect on our lives. Mass transport has
allowed people to live further from their place of work and
expanded our personal freedom. Owning a car is now accepted
as an essential part of some of our lives.
Transport is also responsible for urban sprawl. transport
systems such as underground railways, trams, railways, and
buses, created the word 'suburb'.
If present trends continue, motorists in America will spend
on average 2 years of their lifetime sat in traffic jams.
car is one of the heaviest users of fossil fuel.
It is one of the major contributors to poor air quality within
our towns and cities, the main cause of increased respiratory
ailments, heart disease and cancer.
The annual loss of life from motor accidents is approximately
Then there is all the land that is used to dig up the minerals
to provide the roads, which also take up more and more space
and blight more rural areas.
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