Open village roads in Munti to ease traffic?

August 26, 2010, 3:57pm
With traffic congestion causing major headache for motorists, the Muntinlupa City government is planning to open private subdivision roads in the city to serve as alternate routes.

Called the City Alternative Routes Entry and Exit System (CARES), the plan aims to reduce the number of vehicles plying major roads in Muntinlupa daily by providing them alternate routes inside subdivisions and villages.

City officials have conducted dialogues with subdivision homeowners about the plan.

The Muntinlupa City Planning and Development Office said traffic congestion is now a major problem in the city because of growing population and economy, and Muntinlupa’s location as a gateway to the Calabarzon area.

“The sheer volume of vehicles navigating the limited road networks in Muntinlupa makes it inevitable for congestion to occur at crucial points even during off-peak hours,” according to a position paper by the city government.

The CARES is based on an existing ordinance, No. 02-045, which established CARES by interconnecting subdivisions from Victoria Homes Subdivision in Tunasan to Filinvest Corporate City in Alabang.

Mayor Aldrin San Pedro said the opening of alternate routes will substantially decrease the volume of vehicles using the city’s old road networks.

He added that CARES will be cost-effective and allow motorists to reach their destination in a shorter period of time.

The position paper said CARES will benefit residents of Victoria Homes, Susana Heights Subdivision, Katarungan Village, Greenheights Subdivision, Camella 1, Soldiers’ Hills, Camella 2, 2D and 2E, Pleasant Village and Filinvest Corporate City.

The planning office said majority of homeowners are in favor of CARES.

The Muntinlupa City government will shoulder the paving, repairing, and other maintenance works on all roads that will be part of CARES.

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