Traffic has been wonderful these days – because schools are closed. Couldn’t we have traffic like this all the time?
As a visual, here is traffic when schools are closed:
And here’s traffic on a typical day:
Those red and orange marks are sadness and despair.
How To Have This All The Time
It’s pretty simple. School buses. Right now parents (or more often drivers) pick their kids up in private vehicles. So they drive, park on the sidewalk, and then take home creatures that actually occupy very little space. It’s a mess.
Right now they park buses in front of Visakha (near where I have lunch) but I never see kids in them. And people do take school vans, but they’re hot and dodgy and best avoided.
What I’m suggesting is nice buses – like the ones we put tourists in – that take students to bus stops in various hoods (Nugegoda, Battaramulla, whatever). Like packet switching basically. You take batches of kids out of the schools and drop them off nearer their homes, where parents can pick them up, or they can just get a PickMe or whatever. Kids can get picked up to school at the same locations.
We have got to move away from private vehicles for as much stuff as possible. The best place to start is with schools.
Alternately, send more people to Hogwart’s.