As I close my eyes and drift away to a land where there is love, health, peace, and blessings. I wanted to take the time to think and reflect.
What do you do when you know your first ever car is in need of repair, but the repairs now cost more than the value of the car? Well, it comes down to the decision to sell up as is. Unlike other assets, the value of a car depreciates overtime. There was a certain about of emotion attached to this decision, because of course we humans are emotional beings, but we are also rationale beings, which includes the making of decisions. I thought about the process, and decided to take a break from car ownership for now. Part of living in the city is the accessibility of public transportation, and being able to walk to nearby amenities. But this is not to say that I don't like owning a car, car ownership includes freedom, a freedom that is associated with the movement of our body. But as I think about the congestion on the roads, and hear about the daily vehicle accidents, I wonder what more can be done to prevent these.
Of course if we increase roads, or lanes it won't mean that vehicles are going to be reduced, they will carry on going to point A to point B, and so on. What we really need to look at are the best possible solutions. For example: Katherine Whaley, Traffic anchor for ABC 13, Houston has recently been reporting about traffic congestion, and plans for underground lanes to reduce Houston traffic. This made me think about the effects / damage that could be caused through hurricanes, flooding and so on. So then I began to think about the building of roads bridges. These would certainly be built above land, and would eliminate the possible effects from underground damages. But the problem also includes pollution. Pollution not only damages the environment, but also increases health risk, and the developing of disease.
Maybe what is worth looking at, is to see where people are travelling to and from, each day for their daily commute? We could think about trains or buses that could effectively manage a large amount of commuters, who are travelling back and forth each day on the same route daily? Increasing public transportation is worth looking at. The option does not tell people to sell their cars, but increases the possibility of reducing daily frustration caused from traffic congestion, and vehicle accidents. Of course city transportation, and infrastructure planners possess more insights than me, but the selling of my own car has not only meant for me to think of alternative methods for travelling, but also forces the human being to think beyond the comfort of vehicle ownership, and lifestyle.
This writing was written as a genuine concern about the daily road accidents that are heard about along Houston roads, traffic, and congestion concerns. These accidents should heighten city planners awareness, and force action to think about possible solutions to prevent road accidents, and reductions for road congestion. These thoughts also exemplify the need to constantly strive towards progressions, because social evolution does not cease. My thoughts to share with love & kindness! :)