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Very Traffic (beree trapik!)

In addition to having one of the worst internet services in the world it also has some of the worst traffic congestion.

very traffic manila and cebu

Manila is the worst.  People commuting to work can spend 3 or more hours each way.  An hour is considered nothing. Cebu is getting almost as bad.

Is there a solution to this traffic problem?

Here is my plan to fix the traffic problem.

50% improvement overnightFilipinos start obeying the traffic laws

25% improvementNow that Filipinos are obeying the rules they can now remove 90% of the no left – no right – no u-turn signs and unblock many of the blocked off access points.

10% improvement  – Enforce vehicle road worthiness.  Initially might take 50% of the cars of the road but over time it might be 15% to 25 %.  This improvement is more of a spin off from improved road safety.

We now have an 85% improvement in traffic congestion.

BUT We can keep going…

Further improvement would be achieved by implementing state of the art computerized traffic control, building some more by passes and express ways. Maybe a tunnel under the city with a rail….and remember to look up at the sky the day you see Filipinos all obeying the traffic laws because there will also be other strange phenomena such as pigs flying.

About the Author

I have been visiting the Philippines for the past 30 years and lived here full time for the past 10 years. I have travelled extensively around the Philippines and lived in many locations. I was married to a Filipina for over 20 years and been with my current girl friend for 8 years. I have also operated businesses in the Philippines including a Dance and Fitness Studio, Restaurant, Family karaoke and disco. My background is IT and my real interest is in online marketing and outsourcing and these are the areas I currently focus on. I have made heaps of mistakes along the way and I have always enjoyed helping others and passing on my experience so that they might avoid making many of the same mistakes. - Chris Bennetts
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