Mayor-elect Vico Sotto started his first day in office by focusing on the Executive Order (EO) about the suspension of the odd-even scheme in Pasig City.
The EO concerning the traffic coding in the area of San Guillermo Ave., Elisco Road, M. Conception St., San Lorenzo Greenwoods and F. Legaspi Westbound were finally suspended indefinitely.
Vico reportedly signed the EO on Monday and created a task force of “45 days to study the traffic situation and come up with new solutions to manage traffic.”
Pasig City Mayor is a Social Savvy
Recently during the 2019 midterm campaign, a netizen tweeted Vico asking for a remedy on the odd-even scheme on the said area. He made a promise to remove it on his first day and now he fulfilled it.
Traffic Scheme Exemplifies
To mention, vehicles ending with an odd plate number which includes 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 cannot pass through the roads and streets on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Meanwhile, vehicles ending with even plate numbers which include 0, 2, 4, 6, and 8 were not allowed to use the roads on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
According to 2016 result of Traffic and Parking Management Office (TPMO) in Pasig, implementing the odd-even scheme to restricted areas reduced the traffic for about 30 to 40 percent but made a disappointment to other commuters in nearby Rizal towns naming it a “hell hole”.
Therefore this coding scheme is still “unfair and ineffective”, Vico said last March during his campaign.
Vico said I’m not the only one…
During his interview of one of the reporters, he said that business can now move freely after he suspended the odd-even scheme. He added that people should not expect the traffic in the area will be solved immediately with him alone. He also mentions that he will reach out other mayors of Manila to take action on this matter for the betterment of the Pasig City.
Source: Philstar Global