NationStates Jolt Archive

New Issue

10-02-2005, 18:13
Name: Getting around

Everywhere in @@NAME@@, city streets are getting clogged with bikes, motorcycles, automobiles, trucks, you name it! On the streets, accidents are common, and tenions can run very high.

The Debate:

1. "Invest a lot of @@CURRENCY@@'s into public transport," says @@RANDOMNAME@@. "This will prevent the streets clogging-up even more, and can reduce pollution levels. You can invest this in subways, busses, trams and trains. Make sure they run properly, or else no one will use them."

2. "I agree with the person above," says random passer-by @@RANDOMNAME@@. "But if you want to invest in public transport, make it fiscally attractive. If people spend 1000 @@CURRENCY@@'s on public transport travel expenses every year, then they pay 1000 @@CURRENCY@@'s less taxes every year."

3. "A bad idea," says @@RANDOMNAME@@ of @@NAME@'@ Automobile Manufacturing Association. "We will be selling less cars if you invest in public transport. Jobs at the automobile-plants will be lost. And who's to blame? The government!"
10-02-2005, 18:20
We've already got at least one issue dealing with congestion I'm afraid.

One thing though... "I agree with the person above"?! ;)
10-02-2005, 18:43
Yeah, the person talking above him. ;)

If you mean the bike-people-protestors, it is only talking about cars, and not dealing with the upgrading of public transportation though.
10-02-2005, 21:31
Not the bike one, there is another issue dealing directly with roads needing additional funding.
11-02-2005, 18:12
Roads needing additional funding is differant than stimulation public transportation though.