Some countries have spent a large amount of money on bicycles. Why has this happened? Is it the best way to solve traffic problems?

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Question:
Some countries have spent a large amount of money on bicycles. Why has this happened? Is it the best way to solve traffic problems?
Answer Hints:
The mixed question has two parts: reason and if it's the best solution.

Reason
  • City traffic jams. (The question hints the key is the traffic problem.)
  • Serious air pollution from cars.
  • Exercise and a healthy lifestyle.
Is it the best way
  • Bicycles help address traffic jams, in short and local trips.
  • Bicycles are just a small part of transportation.
  • Investing in public transportation is more important than in bicycles.
Answer 1
Many countries invest a large sum of money to ease bicycles. The main reason is that those countries think that bicycles help reduce traffic congestion, a significant problem in city downtown. Even though promoting bicycles is one of the best solutions to address this problem, it alone is not enough to solve it ...
By Eric Zhang, 2022-02-21  View full answer - Revised by tutor
Total words: 279
Band: 7
The below version has fixed some obvious lexical and grammatical defects. The band is by the revised version, but comments are based on the original version.
Task Response:
-All parts of the prompt are addressed, and a clear position is presented throughout the response, but for the "best way" part, you need more persuasive reasoning.
Coherence and Cohesion:
-Each paragraph has a clear central topic, which is developed, and there is an effective use of cohesive devices.
Lexical Resources:
-The range of vocabulary is quite wide and shows awareness of collocation.
Grammar Range and Accuracy:
-Grammatical control is variable: some complex structures are produced accurately.