1. Why did you choose that form of transport? What form of transport do you usually use?
I like going around town by car. This form of transport is right up my alley because it is comfortable and
convenient. I don’t have to wait for buses or the subway, and when I sit in the car, I feel at home. Of course, there is the drawback of limited parking space as well as heavy traffic but I don’t mind as long as I am not in a hurry.
2. What vehicles (or, what means of transport) do people in China most often choose to use?
People here mostly take advantage of public transportation when they commute to school or work. Upper-middle-class citizens go for cars. Now that everyone is hyped about going green, people tend to carpool in order to protect the environment. Still, preference is given to public transportation because it is cheaper and less binding.
3. What will become the most popular means of transportation in China?
The Bus Rapid Transit system implemented in Guangzhou is one of the promising transportation projects that are sustainable and very efficient. It will likely include other cities. The tendency is for means of transport in China to become speedier and more innovative. The bike-share networks are also taking a fair share of the market with ever more people opting for an environmentally-什iendly means of getting around
4. What do you think of the transport situation in your hometown?
Despite being congested at rush hours, my hometown has a well-regulated transportation system in place. Citizens are offered numerous road, rail, and underground options so there is plenty of choice. New projects are continually in the pipeline to keep up with the increasing population.
5. Would you say transport costs are high in your hometown?
No, I think transport costs are reasonable. Plus, there is a wide range of discounts for special groups of citizens like students, the elderly, mothers with children, disabled people and so on. Assessing the fares in terms of the quality of the transport infrastructure, I believe they are justified.
6. How has the transport system in your hometown changed in the past few decades?
The transport system has changed quite a lot. Several new metro lines have been introduced as part of the subway extension project. A high-speed railway system was finished last year and now it connects the commuter railway to the transit network. A new bike sharing scheme was also put into place.