Voices Of Youth

Go for car pooling, greener transport

It is common to see parents driving their children to school. However, the cars' back seats are mostly empty. This is a waste of resources, as other students living in the same block could hitch a ride, through car pooling.

Adopting eco-friendly modes of transport would be even better.

Perhaps bicycle rental kiosks could be set up near major public transport hubs to facilitate residents' last-mile journeys.

This could encourage more people to leave their cars at home in favour of cheaper, more convenient, eco-friendly transport.

Mandy Tan Ru Yi, 14,

Secondary 2 student


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 28, 2016, with the headline 'Go for car pooling, greener transport'. Print Edition | Subscribe