Some might argue it would be pointless speaking about the unavoidable. But it would be worse if we do not. At the extremely minimum suggestions might be floated close to which might –just may possibly– prod individuals in authority to take the correct route. Of system, I am talking about Metro Cebu’s worsening traffic congestion. Notably in Cebu City because it is in which it usually begins and propagates to the rest. And it’s starting up now.
Let us just pound in the fact that traffic congestion is not a one-time problem that you fix and voila! It disappears forever. Relatively, it is a by no means-ending saga. As the populace grows, vehicle possession grows, and what ever highway room we put together will quicker or later be stuffed up. Until we actually shift to community mass transportation, we’d always cyclically play this cat-and-mouse game of acquiring-autos-constructing-highway room syndrome. Till we run out of place.
Cebu City’s specific issue is that it is the centre of the metropolis. By alone it currently creates much more of the journeys per day, and then we insert all the excursions made in the south passing by means of likely to the north and to Mactan Island and vice-versa. Which is the reason why there is a need to have for a metro-extensive evaluation and dilemma-solving in phrases of targeted traffic, specially with the opening of CCLEX. When the Lapu-Lapu Expressway opens in a calendar year or two, the currently-congested Cebu South Coastal Highway (CSCR) would be stretched to the limits. I don’t brain –I presently bicycle 50 % of the time. But woe to individuals who are helplessly dependent on their cars for transport.
The present sporadic gridlock in a lot of back links presently is contributed to some extent by the incapability of neighborhood targeted traffic administrators to distinguish in between pass-by way of and neighborhood targeted traffic expressways and feeder or city roadways, accentuated by the introduction of intersections and site visitors lights on highways not made for such. Included to that is the use of a visitors gentle program which are supposedly adaptive but obviously are not, with counters which do not replicate the traffic on the ground.
For many years, Cebu Metropolis boasted of the very best traffic gentle program in the globe, the SCATS, or Sydney Coordinated Adaptive Traffic System, till the producer stopped creating spare components and updates. We’re now trapped with a “new” 1, which does not coordinate at all, operates by by itself, and does not even have a manage technique to converse of if my inside details is proper. led traffic light which is not compensated up but.
For us in Cebu Metropolis, we just have to endure. Nicely, not just us but the rest of Metro Cebu. CSCR is supposedly the expressway from the Talisay to the north, right up until they remodeled it into a nearby road. Collectively with CCLEX, the two also served as the primary rapidly lane to Mactan Island and back, once more until intersections had been inserted. And the important link to observe is F. Vestil Street. Hold out until finally the advancement on the other facet of the street is finished –which is a monstrous gridlock waiting to come about.