Transportation Conversation Questions

Warm-up Question:

What types of transportation are there? List as many as you can.

Discussion Questions:

  1. What type of transportation do you prefer?
  2. How do you get to work or school?
  3. How long is your commute?
  4. What do you do on your regular commute? Do you listen to something? Do you watch videos or play games? Do you read?
  5. What is the most environmentally friendly form of transportation?
  6. Do you get motion sickness? Which types of transportation make you feel sick?
  7. What is good and bad about using public transport?
The view down a long Manhattan street with yellow taxis in the foreground.
  1. How often do you take a taxi? What is the basic fare in your town or city?
  2. Have you used a ride-sharing service, or do you prefer to be the only passenger?
  3. What are the advantages and disadvantages of using private transportation such as a car?
  4. Does your city have a good public transportation system? What could be improved about it?
  5. How do people treat each other on public transportation in your city? For example, do people give up their seats to people who need them?
  6. Do you regularly fly places? How do you feel about flying?
  7. Can you sleep on transportation? How quickly do you fall asleep?
  8. Many big cities have a subway system. Which is the best subway system you have used?
  9. When you visit a new place, the transportation system can be confusing. What good or bad transport experiences have you had in a new place?
  10. How far or for how long are you willing to walk? Would you walk to the store if it’s 35 minutes away?
  11. How is the traffic in your town or city? How do you feel about traffic jams?
  12. Do you suffer from road rage? Have you seen any cases of people getting angry on the roads?
  13. Have you ever been in a traffic accident? What happened?
  14. What transportation method will be common 50 years in the future?

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