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Submitted by chimaobi okolo valentine on
Look at transportation simply as conveying something or someone from a point of departure to his destination. There are two locations indicated; "point of departure", and "destination". Take for instance, one line of movement, from home to place of work and back (I.e. Not regarding the daily runs and many stops). A civil servant living in a congested environment, struggles with other persons to leave his environment and head to work. After the buzzle, he makes it to the congested central business area and struggles again in the line of traffic just to get to his office. This same incident happens after work hours on his way home and the cycle continues on a daily bases. Indeed, I question the productivity of such a person. Having gone through stress before reaching his place of work, his energy and productivity is reduced. In a case where this happens to a major city or cities in a country, the productivity level of that city and country becomes less than optimum. This affects the entire economy. In addition to creating new access roads to solve the increasing rate of urbanization, governments should de-centralize the work environment and balance the distribution of homes and offices in the state and country. The government should develop new living environments and sell new homes, especially in developing countries with vast land space. Affordable houses should be built and mortgaged to workers in the state (such as is being implemented by the ministry of housing in Enugu State, Nigeria). This would immensely improve transportation in this rapid increase in urbanization in developing countries.

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