A world without transportation

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A world without transportationOur world today depends heavily on means of transportation. Whether it be automobiles, trains, airplanes, boats, or even bicycles, we have come to depend on these forms of transportation to do the things we want to do and go the places we want to go. To go to school, work, shopping malls, movies, and even the grocery store we just hop in our cars and away we go. To go to business meetings in Los Angeles, basketball games in Wisconsin, or vacations in Hawaii, we just book the next flight and we're there. To import and export goods, businesses and corporations just load them up on a truck, plane, or ship, and off they go. On the topic of transportation, U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Mary Peters, says:Each …show more content…
The roads of New York City would no longer be congested with cars, buses and taxis. It would now be streets filled of horse and buggy. The horse and buggy would now take the place of a car. People would soup up their buggies and horses. The buggies would come in all sorts of sizes to suit your needs. They would have sweet pain jobs, 24" rims, banging loud stereo systems, tinted windows, heated seats, climate control, navigation systems, alarm systems, sunroofs, and any other unique feature you can think of. Like the car does in our world today, your buggy would reflect your social status; the better or more expensive your horse and buggy are, the richer and wealthier you are thought to be. Imagine how much longer it would take to travel from place to place if the horse and buggy were your only way of getting around.

Think about all of the opportunity that would be lost because of this. We would be limited to not only how far we travel, but how long it will take to travel. A twenty minute car ride to the movies would now take hours. A trip to Florida for vacation would now take days, maybe even weeks. Our daily cruise to school or work would now become a journey. If you wanted or needed something, it wouldn't be so easy now to just go and get it; you would have to plan your day around your traveling. This would make everything extremely inefficient because of the large consumption of time it would now take to accomplish tasks. The

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