Issues and problems with transportation in Mississauga
The problems that Mississauga and the GTA are facing because of transportation are pollution and accidents. The average car usage of residants is more 70%. on top of that, cars and motor vehicles release approximately 333 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere annually which creates not only a huge problem within Mississauga but the entire world. Other issues with transportation include tight and traffic roads that can cause big major accidents at capacity which include Mississauga Road, Erin Mills parkway, Finch avenue, Derry Road and e.t.c. Most importantly, Mississauga's transportation is that there is a lack of transportation option. For example public biking options, trains and subways. Lastly due to Mississauga being a major commute city with Toronto, having our roads small and tight, congest a lot of cars passing through Mississauga. plus, traffic jams issues because as of now Mississauga is becoming more and more over populated. As the population goes up more and more transportation is need when there isn't even provided.
How Does Transportation Make Mississauga Unsustainable?
The issue of having an unsustainable Mississauga is due to the everlasting growth of Mississauga. As Mississauga continues to grow it's population and city, the more space we use for our roads thus we're unable to make larger roads to provide for the everlasting population and use of transportation. Along with Mississauga being a major commute city for workers who live further away from Toronto. For example, Brampton to Mississauga to Toronto. While Mississauga is a major and helpful commute city, it has some major drawbacks, due to the cities own transportation problems such as small and congested roads around times when people finish their work. There are tons of traffic and congested roads, because most of the roads are only 2 lines this causes problems for people who get a late start on rushing home. Because Mississauga is a major commute city, the population within Mississauga struggles due to the roads and commutes of others. As for the options of getting back quicker there isn't a lot of bike lanes. or any quicker way of getting back home or to another location without having to beat the traffic or find an alternative way, which in turn could take twice as long.
Some other reasons of having an unsustainable transportation is due to more people driving then biking or walking. More driving means more green house gases into the air and causing global warming. T he harmful gases in the atmosphere can contribute to acid rain. many people buy latest cars these years which cost is super high, however those cars after some years are thrown away or not used, and all the materials are wasted. Making these cars takes alot of money and natural resources. Too much fuel is burned for vehicles to run. lastly, people always being unfit and unhealthy due to always relying on cars and not walking or biking.