I have a firm belief that a good mass transit system will spell doom to the automotive industry. I've cooked up a conspiracy theory that the Thai government and politicians secretly try to sabotage public transport projects to help car companies sell more vehicles.
To save time and money, I believe most people in cities would use cars less if authorities provided affordable, clean and efficient public transport.
Being a clumsy driver who cannot put up with several hours a day in traffic congestion, I usually take the subway, the skytrain, or even public boats, whenever I can. It is not about saving time and money. It is the sense of freedom from not being caged in traffic. Travelling on public transport also gives me the chance to mingle with people from all walks of life. For me, the quality of public transport speaks volumes about society and social attitudes.
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