There are many different forms of transport available to us. There are planes, of course, but there are also cars, lorries, trains, bicycles, buses, trams, and much more. Each of these modes of transport has its own place in the world, and each will be important to one group of people or another. Just what is it about transportation in general that makes it such an essential part of life?
Transport is the backbone of any economy. With the right infrastructure in place, including airports and good road links, the economy can grow. The majority of industries will use transportation in some form to boost their business, whether that is receiving goods, sending them out, or even working in the transportation industry itself, such as a cheap car shipping company. What’s more, workers need to use transport to get to and from work. The better the transportation is, the better the business can be. Workers will be on time and therefore less stressed, and good will get where they need to go quickly and safely.
It’s a fact that some areas of countries – or even of towns and cities – are ‘better’ than others. The house prices are higher, the schools are over-subscribed, the high streets are busier, and it’s where people want to live. The areas that aren’t so popular can sometimes even fall into disrepair, or be ‘no go’ zones because they are unsafe.
What is it that makes the difference between these areas? Often it is transport. The ‘best’ areas are those with the best transport links because businesses can grow and those who live there can more easily get to work, wherever that may be. If there is no transport, people may not be able to work, and the more unemployment there is in an area the less desirable it becomes.
We live in a fast-paced world and everyone seems to be busy all the time. In order to keep up with the demands placed on us, we need to be able to rely on the transport options around us, whether that be in the air or on the road. Being busy means there isn’t always a lot of time to get everything done, but being close to public transport or being able to use good roads to get to the local stores (which are often now open late into the night, or even 24 hours a day) means that we can fit in our chores in any spare moment we have.
Transportation also means that goods and services can more easily come to us. We order items online, or call for a takeout, and it can arrive quickly and efficiently, saving us time and adding to the convenience factor of life.
Without transportation we would all stay in the place we were born, living and dying there without ever having had the chance to explore the wider world. Thanks to the various forms of transportation at our disposal, we can travel almost anywhere we want to, and that means we have the chance to learn more about the world we live in.