Okay, so apparently the Number Coding Scheme is not working as planned. According to the MMDA, the measure only reduced traffic on the roads by 20 percent.
Now, MMDA chairman Francis Tolentino wants to revive the Odd-Even Scheme along EDSA.
Is this their solution?
Is preventing vehicles to use roads the real solution to the traffic problem Metro Manila is experiencing?
But that’s a different topic altogether.
Now about EDSA. They say more than 100,000 vehicles pass through the highway everyday. They plan to lessen that, according to the MMDA.
“We expect to reduce the volume of vehicles drastically by around 40 percent if this will be implemented,” says MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino. “Kailangan po natin yan, to increase productivity, lessen carbon emissions, improve the quality of air in the metropolis, as well as to have a less stressful daily life here,” he added, according to ABS-CBN.
They plan to test the scheme starting Nov. 15 of this year to Jan. 15 of next year.
How does the Odd-Even Scheme work again?
Vehicles with plate numbers ending in 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 will not be allowed in EDSA on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays while those ending in 2, 4, 6 ,8 and 0 cannot pass EDSA on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
This goes for both public and private vehicles.
Any comments on this?