To reduce traffic jams, we could encourage car pooling.
Any provision of transport allowance should not make it conditional on ownership of a vehicle.
This will encourage those living together or in the same neighbourhood to pool cars.
Conveyance allowances should be reviewed to enable the recipient to use it on public transport.
If 'A is entitled to $39 per month, and his monthly bus fare costs him $40,A should be given the extra $1 as a reward for using public transport.
The other main reason people need their own vehicle giving rise to the many traffic jams, is to ferry children to school.
This requires a bold and long term investment from authorities.
Encourage the use of bicycles for those living within one km of their schools by providing cycle paths and secure, covered bicycle sheds in schools.
Provide 'free' transportation allowance without any cash options for those who come in their own cars.
Anyone caught abusing the provision should be penalised.
Provisions for public transportation should be facilitated so that many services along many routes at convenient times are available to the public, especially during peak hours.
Direct payment of transportation allowance to owners of buses or other public transport should be facilitated.
Villages should be encouraged to set up cooperatives to provide bus services in their villages especially for school children.
Through increased use of public transport we will also reduce our energy consumption and air pollution, save on the provision and maintenance cost of car parks. In the long term it should also reduce our healthcare costs and help the needy to get out of their poverty trap.