TRANSPORTATION IN MISSISSAUGA
Transportation in a suburban City, like our own Mississauga, may not always seem as important. It's hard to try to consider transportation over something like urban planning, where our houses and schools are going to go or waste management, where our waste goes after we've thrown it in the trash. Transportation is rooted into every aspect of our great city. Like may other suburban cities Mississauga has fallen a victim to urban sprawl. Many of our utilities and our needs are clustered together very far apart. Transportation is our own way of counteracting the disadvantages of urban sprawl. Efficient and strategic transportation makes life in Mississauga simple and rewarding city.
Mississauga's population sits at approximately 713 445 people. This is is a booming city with growing youth, working adults, and large senior population. Transportation needs to be efficient. As much as today government has tried to make our systems as efficient as possible, cars are still the most commonly used mode of transportation being used in Mississauga, this of course excludes a large portion of the population. In order to make Mississauga transportation system more efficient and sustainable, as a transportation manage i know that first we need to consider the people of the population.
For many of our youth driving is not an option. Schools have wide boundaries, houses are built larger than ever before, they are farther apart and the distance between residential communities and access to utilities and fun are far beyond a comfortable walking distance. A lot more youth than we think rely on their parents driving in order to meet up at the mall or go to school. A lot more youth don't actually have the experience necessary to comfortably ride the bus or public transportation to where they need to go.
Many of Mississauga's adults work outside of the city. Instead of taking advantage of the available public transit, many adults take the chance of braving the morning rush alone in their cars. Not only Causing major carbon emissions with most households owning at least two cars, Mississauga citizens are not eager to spend the whopping totals that gather up with an expensive transit system. As long as the adults stick with their cars, their kids wont be as inclined to ride a bus.
It is unfortunate that many people are not educated in making sure that all a citizens needs and services are accessible to a person with a disability or a person in a wheelchair. we are working towards accessible and welcoming Mississauga, where all bus routes and buses are accessible for wheelchairs. Modifying our buses is a small change for the good of many. It is important to make it very clear and known that these options are available so that seniors may still use public transportation and continue to live their day to day lives.
Mississauga offers many opportunities for transportation. However for the purpose of improving and analyzing these modes of transportation we are only going to be looking at Buses, trains and bikes.