- Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto has aired his thoughts about the worsening traffic situation in Pasig City
- He cited the recently implemented MMDA traffic schemes as the reason behind it
- Sotto vowed to balance short and long term goals to manage the traffic
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Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto has addressed the worsening traffic situation in Pasig, following the recent traffic scheme implemented by the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) along EDSA.
KAMI learned that the policies on prohibiting provincial buses and yellow lane policy along EDSA only made it worse for Pasig.
“In recent days, we have had to deal with even more challenges. Most notably, the efforts of the #MMDA along #EDSA have greatly increased vehicle volume in C5 and even the interior roads of Pasig,” Sotto wrote on Facebook.
“We will defer to the wisdom and authority of the MMDA, but this increased traffic on our side is a reality for now,” he added.
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Sotto also mentioned that the local government unit of Pasig has been consulting “outside experts” to come up with a comprehensive mobility management plan to solve the traffic.
“With all of this in mind, the bottomline is that traffic in Pasig and Metro Manila will continue to worsen no matter what traffic policies we have, UNLESS we lessen the demand for cars,” he wrote.
“We will balance the longer term with the short term need to manage traffic better,” Sotto added.
In the comment section, Sotto has listed the short term actions they could do to help ease the traffic.
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In a previous report by KAMI, many Filipinos have shared their complaints about the yellow lane policy implemented by MMDA along EDSA. However, the MMDA defended their policy and said that they were just doing their job.
A Quezon City court has also issued a preliminary injunction to suspend the ban of provincial buses on EDSA.
Vico Sotto won as the mayor of Pasig City during the May 2019 elections. He is the son of TV host Vic Sotto and veteran actress Coney Reyes.
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