- Pasig City Command Center shared their latest solution to heavy traffic earlier this month, but it was implemented today
-This traffic scheme plans to eliminate cars on the road with an experimental odd-even system
- Netizens are mad about this saying that it’s not well-planned, unfair, and that it didn’t help at all
People have been angry with Pasig City traffic scheme implementers because of their crazy traffic scheme, and here’s why you should too. Starting September 1, Pasig City has a new experimental traffic scheme. The Pasig City Command Center posted their notice to the public regarding this.
According to their post a few weeks ago, this scheme will be implemented along Sandoval Ave. (Northbound), M. Concepcion St., R. Jabson St., and Elisco Road (Intersection), R. Jabson St. (Northbound), and San Guillermo St. (Eastbound).
In addition to that, 4 wheeled vehicles and above with plate numbers ending with even numbers (0,2,4,6,8) aren’t allowed to enter during Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Those vehicles ending with odd numbers (1,3,5,7,9) won’t be allowed to enter during Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
A Facebook user named Armand Gonzales made a chart to help people visualize how ‘unfair’ this scheme is for some people. In the chart that he made, he took into consideration the nationwide coding scheme and also added the new Pasig traffic scheme.
According to him, it is greatly unfair to cars with plat numbers ending with 1, 5, and 9 because that means they won’t be able to use their cars for about 5 days. Those ending with 2, 6, and 0 would only have 3 non-usable days.
Some netizens have even commented that this would only bring forth more cars because those who have money would just buy more cars so they can find a loophole in this scheme.
Netizens have reacted strongly against this newest traffic system. Now that it has been implemented, some of them claim that it didn’t solve the problem but it only worsened it.
People are questioning how they came up with this scheme because it doesn’t seem like it was thoroughly planned.
Some have said that they should penalize the undisciplined public utility vehicle drivers like tricycle and jeepney drivers instead of the privately owned cars.
Generally, everyone is just enraged with what the Pasig City Local Government Unit came up with. No one commented a single praise; most of them even threw expletives.
As of the moment, Pasig City Command Center has not yet issued any statements regarding the complaints they have been getting. They’re also unsure on the duration of this experimental traffic scheme, but that as of the moment they’re implementing a dry run.
What can you say to this newest traffic scheme? Do you think there are other better solutions? - Kami Media