Hi everyone! I’m a seventh grader from Taiwan and my name is Chloe. I’m glad that my country is having “You Bikes” now, they are computer controlled renting bikes around Taipei City, how it works is, people can rent them at a station, ride them to any destination and return them at the nearest convenient station, and credit cards are accepted. This has made lots of people ride bicycles more and it is a lot cheaper and more convenient than MRT or buses. This also makes people enjoy outdoor life more, exercise more and become healthier. “You Bikes” are fantastic! But for some people like some of my classmates, they have complained about the height of the bicycles which are too high for them. They should design them to be suitable for everyone with different heights. I wish that “You Bikes” can be continued for the years to come.
- My Posts
- Learned Posts
- My Discussions
- Joined Discussions
- Favorite Members
- Curated Posts
Greetings, everyone. I am Eric Shong, a 14-year old student from Dominican International School of Taiwan. I have noticed the sudden and huge rise of carbon emissions in the past 60 years, form 1950 to 2012. The global emission percentage has rises from 1400 million tons to a amazing 6500 million tons. Mainly because the increasing level of technology, such as the greatest contributor to carbon emissions - cars. The problem is, we simply can’t do anything about that. People travel, and for this reason they need cars. You could say that they could use public transportation, but public transportation may not always go to specific locations, and it will be tougher to travel around with a bus with luggages. Even though, we are left with another opportunity, reduce electric use. In most countries, electricity is produced by thermal power stations, which produce a significant amount of carbon dioxide. By reducing use of electricity, the power stations will need to produce less and therefore also produce less carbon dioxide.
Hi,i’m Matthew 14 years old from Taiwan. I recommend people to use solar panels. In my opinion it is the easiest way to make electricity sustainable. You can add one to your house easily. Wind turbines are too big for your house. Solar panels are small and flat, can easily put it on your house with no effort. Nuclear energy is polluting the earth and is very expensive. The waste of nuclear energy such as radioactive waste, radiation leaks, and heat emissions is polluting the Earth. Coal and oil power plants create carbon dioxide, which causes smog that creates global warming; the dust from it causes lung cancer. The solar panels are very expensive but the more you use it the less fees you have to pay for your energy.
If I was to design a medium sized city, I would HIGHLY recommend people to switch their regular cars to the new cars that have zero emissions. I would form some kind of business deal, so trading in their car would not be a hassle. Also, if people relied on cars that didn’t run on gas, they wouldn’t have to pay so much. So I would also join a group of engineers and scientists to come up with a more efficient car for those who like to drive. I would also construct better streets so that bikers have enough room so that they won’t get hit by people driving and won’t be in the way of those pedestrians walking. If people don’t want to buy a new car, they would probably prefer to bike or walk and that makes a healthier community, too!
If I had to put in a transportation in the city, I would put in a tightly scheduled electric buses going around the city. However, my main focus would be having stores and other necessary buildings at a walk able distance from residential areas. This would allow people to get to places they need to be without using cars. More people would bike or walk, keeping them healthy, and it would keep the environment clean.
If I had the awesome opportunity to be the mayor and developer of my own city, I would make a variety of changes to our transportation system, making it a priority to offer alternative sources that are better for the environment, like bike paths, an extensive subway system for all townspeople, and a taxi business that only uses electric and biodiesel cars. My inspiration for my town is Davis, CA—home to UC Davis, tons of college students, agricultural development, and plenty of bikes. Of all the cities in the world, Davis has the 2nd greatest proportion of bikes for their size. People don’t depend on cars to get from place to place and see it as an environmental obligation to make smart decisions with how they treat nature. Overall, imagine a town with clean air, beautiful nature, bike paths left and right. More people will be happy because they won’t be worrying about the stresses of hectic traffic and everyday busy-ness. Although people may miss the convenience of having a car right outside their front door, they’ll see the undeniable payoff in the beauty of the nature around them.
Hey guys !!
If I were the mayor and the original city planner of my city, my first set of business would be to get as many automobiles off the road as possible. This could be accomplished in various ways. One, encourage the already functional AC Transit public transportation system. Two, make bikes more economically available as well as putting city funding into the pavement of better and safer bike paths. Three, increase public parking and bridge toll fare. This plan not only discourages transportation by automobile, but also would use the money collected to continue paving paths for walking, biking, skateboarding, long-boarding etc.
I would also make sure every house and building would have solar panels. Although this plan would be awfully pricey, it is what’s needed for our environment today.
The last plan that I would have at the top of my list would be to spend money on hiring littering and recycling police to enforce my new laws and regulations. It is important that we take care of our earth and I feel too many people litter or feel too lazy to walk two steps to the recycling bin. with high fines that would actually be enforced this would become less and less of a problem.
I have always thought that the city is the world’s greatest ecosystem and if managed properly cities can prove the most environmentally sustainable places for humans to live in the modern world. If I was the mayor of a city I would mandate that all roads have permeable pavement, which would reduce the smog characteristic of cities because of the prevalence of concrete. In addition, green roofs and roof gardens would also help to decrease smog and also provide a place to grow food. In terms of transportation I would set rules similar to London in which private cars are essentially banned. Don’t worry however, because I would set up a number of transportation options, such as bike shares, buses, and trains that would make transportation convenient and easy. Perhaps the energy created from the humans pedaling the bicycles could be captured in some way and provide fuel for the busses and trains!
If I were the mayor and planner of my city then I would increase the number of eco- friendly buses that have low cost and electric trains to reduce carbon in the air. All homes would have solar panels that would run their electricity. This might seem pricey at first, but as the years pass by it would be less than the electricity bill. Around the city there would be compost, recycle, and trash bins so the people would have an option to throw their garbage away.
A good sustainable city would have a comprehensive trash-recycling-compost program. All public facilities would also need to use renewable energy sources, such as solar power and I would also plan a great public transportation system including trains and buses, as well as bike paths and walking paths for people who commute on foot from public transportation stops.
Upload file is not permitted because you have exceeded maximum number of files.
Please contact the administrator.