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If you could change one important thing about your hometown, what would you change? Use reasons and specific examples to support your answer.
I live in the center of Saint-Petersburg. Actually, there are many important things about it, but I’m going to focus my attention on traffic. Shortly, the traffic is vast and makes lots of problems.
The first one is ecological. Streets are small. Even, for example, Liteiniy prospect (one of important traffic lines) has just about 20 meters width with heavy traffic with houses in several meters near. Old districts don’t have such vast spaces like new ones. So, concentration of exhousted gases is quite big. This gases are dangerous for people. Also the dirt houses making them ugly.
The second problem are traffic jams. I don’t have a car, but I use public transport (buses) from time to time. When I use it, I can’t predict whether I will reach final point in time or I’ll be late, because traffic situation is unpredictable. Moreover, sometimes it takese the same time to go by foot to the place, that using public transport.
And the final problem. Because of increased traffic trams were diminished in most places in the center of Saint-Petersburg. But it was very convinient transport: there are places far from subway stations, and the only one transport from there were trams. Nowadays people from such areas have to either go by foot long distances or use little private expensive busses.
To conclude, if I had a chance, I would change traffic policy in Saint-Petersburg firstly. Current situation produces a lot problems.
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