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Title: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: friendlyfire on September 06, 2014, 08:16:23 PM
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should we really  blame erap for the traffic?   
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: lahar on September 06, 2014, 09:05:35 PM
^it was the fault of Caloocan City who closed off some streets, not Manila.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: friendlyfire on September 06, 2014, 09:09:06 PM
^ ohh, that's why. i guess i need to find alternative routes going to manila. thanks for the info.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: TNT2bluz on September 08, 2014, 09:29:58 AM
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should we really  blame erap for the traffic?   

The port decongestion operation provides the primary bulk of traffic heading north.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: Louie on September 08, 2014, 10:23:12 AM
How did the port get congested in the first place?
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: TNT2bluz on September 08, 2014, 11:17:42 AM
How did the port get congested in the first place?

The City of Manila uniltaterally introduced a truck ban in the guise of "helping" ease traffic.  Much like that bus ban in the guise of ensuring bus operators pay a terminal fee in Manila.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: calvin on September 08, 2014, 06:42:35 PM
How did the port get congested in the first place?

The City of Manila uniltaterally introduced a truck ban in the guise of "helping" ease traffic.  Much like that bus ban in the guise of ensuring bus operators pay a terminal fee in Manila.

My BoC mole says the truck ban wasn't the main cause of the port congestion... apparently, the PPA had some previous issues with foreign carriers which resulted to the ships not loading the empty container vans when they sail out.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: JM on September 09, 2014, 08:23:16 AM
How did the port get congested in the first place?

The City of Manila uniltaterally introduced a truck ban in the guise of "helping" ease traffic.  Much like that bus ban in the guise of ensuring bus operators pay a terminal fee in Manila.

My BoC mole says the truck ban wasn't the main cause of the port congestion... apparently, the PPA had some previous issues with foreign carriers which resulted to the ships not loading the empty container vans when they sail out.

Actually the start of the problem was the releasing of the containers. The new guidelines and requirements were so poorly implemented that the containers were not being released (as much as 3 months delayed). Thus the ports started to pile up. Then when they do get released, the empty containers have no space to stay prior to loading out since the vessels are still in queue to be unloaded. Quite a lot of vessels cancelled their routes to the PH.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: Sephiroth on September 09, 2014, 08:27:50 AM
so that's why imported medical supplies suddenly shot up in price. da heck.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: Mr. Bungle on September 09, 2014, 08:39:18 AM
A package I had shipped in from abroad took almost a month to get to my doorstep when it usually only takes about a week.

When I followed up with the shipping company, they said that the cargo ship was stuck queuing to get docked at the port that's why the delivery was delayed.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: splerdu on September 09, 2014, 09:07:08 AM
Air freight is the way to go for now.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: Louie on September 09, 2014, 11:49:55 AM
Yeah, I'm loving Johnny Air Cargo lol.

C-5/Katipunan was wild last night. Two lanes occupied for trucks around 11PM. Also, this morning was bad in C-5. Too many stoplights now and they're not even in sync. One stoplight didn't have any traffic enforcer either so some motorists were going back to the bad habit of blocking intersections.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: splerdu on September 09, 2014, 11:58:30 AM
Yeah, I'm loving Johnny Air Cargo lol.

Some friend pati brakes and mags air freight na mag ship! lol

C-5/Katipunan was wild last night. Two lanes occupied for trucks around 11PM. Also, this morning was bad in C-5. Too many stoplights now and they're not even in sync. One stoplight didn't have any traffic enforcer either so some motorists were going back to the bad habit of blocking intersections.

C5 southbound has been like that every night for at least the past week. Traffic all the way from makati until katipunan, and you can see the queue gradually build up creeping ever further northward.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: Louie on September 09, 2014, 12:21:12 PM
I still think that the U-Turn slots were better
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: calvin on September 09, 2014, 02:32:03 PM
I still think that the U-Turn slots were better

DPWH said they FEEL that intersections with stop lights will give better traffic flow. lol
They just do things according to how they feel without doing any actual study.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: TNT2bluz on September 09, 2014, 03:03:24 PM
How did the port get congested in the first place?

The City of Manila uniltaterally introduced a truck ban in the guise of "helping" ease traffic.  Much like that bus ban in the guise of ensuring bus operators pay a terminal fee in Manila.

My BoC mole says the truck ban wasn't the main cause of the port congestion... apparently, the PPA had some previous issues with foreign carriers which resulted to the ships not loading the empty container vans when they sail out.

Given our raw materials have to factor a 3-week delay at the ports, our brokers and forwarders have a closer insight into this matter.

First of all, the congestion began when Erap & Isko implemented the truck ban.  The PPA reacted poorly to the situation to simply appear responsive and banned unlicensed truckers.  As per reports, there is a need for 72000 trucks to clear the usual load from the ports.  The ban effectively reduced that number to something like 34,000.

Second, the port was already operating at 85% capacity prior to the truck ban.  Which means any slight delay, would see the container dock fill up very quickly. 

This in turn started containers, both empty and loaded to pile up.  The ability of a port to service inbound and outbound cargo is dependent on the availability of space in its container yards.

Third, in order to clear all those, the port operators are now paying Subic and Batangas ports to take in the empty containers.  Hence the traffic going up north.

Now factor in the delays here, and the refusal of vessels abroad to carry cargo to Manila (because they'd be floating for weeks on end prior to unloading), and you really have a clusterfuck of international proportions.

Costs have gone up, especially for manufacturers who have to ship in items via air.  The interest expense of idle merchandise at sea and the lost opportunity cost of sales all come into play.

It will be reflected in the goods we consume or the products we export.

Likewise, 20,000 PEZA workers have already been temporarily laid off due to the shortage of raw materials.

The traffic issue is largely a matter of infrastructure.  The roads, the squatters, the lack of an appointment system...these are the key issues that should have been addressed.

Banning trucks though, was just sheer short sighted thuggery meant to squeeze the port operators.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: Hajile on September 09, 2014, 03:19:19 PM
I just had a look at google earth. We don't have a railroad going through the ports?
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: TNT2bluz on September 09, 2014, 04:14:16 PM
We had one if I remember correctly but that was before the war.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: Hajile on September 09, 2014, 06:11:12 PM
Would it help with the traffic if we were to extend or branch off a route to the ports?

Matagal ko na napapansin na puro passenger trains ang dumadaan sa pacita, madalang ang containers. Di ba mas cost effective ang tren kesa sa trucks?
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: TNT2bluz on September 09, 2014, 06:30:05 PM
Yes but you would need in-land container yards to be developed as well.

City planning fail.

Exacerbated by moronic politicians.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: lahar on September 09, 2014, 08:00:18 PM
I still think that the U-Turn slots were better

I'm now making better time going from Diliman to Bagong Ilog and vice-versa w/o the U-turns. Problema na lang yung Ateneo/Miriam segment.

I just had a look at google earth. We don't have a railroad going through the ports?

Our politicians don't like trains kasi mahina ang tongpats at hindi irregular ang paayos di gaya ng mga kalsada.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: friendlyfire on September 09, 2014, 08:54:51 PM
pwede bang gawin na lang 21 ang age ng driver to get license? i notice that students from well known univ  also contribute to traffic. 
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: calvin on September 09, 2014, 09:59:13 PM
We still have some rails going to and inside the port area (from Tutuban station) but large portions of it have been removed by squatters and land developers who built buildings and malls over tracks...

The old tracks passed through Moriones from the Tutuban station


pwede bang gawin na lang 21 ang age ng driver to get license? i notice that students from well known univ  also contribute to traffic. 

Hindi driving age ang dapat baguhin dito... kung hindi yung process ng pagkuha ng license. Dapat ang makakakuha lang ng license ay yung totoong marunong magdrive.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: Louie on September 10, 2014, 10:03:12 AM
We all learn to drive. We just pick up all the bad habits along the way.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: Louie on September 10, 2014, 10:05:03 AM
Olats parin talaga ang Ateneo traffic. Abot hanggang Luzon Avenue yung traffic umikot na lang ako sa Maginhawa-Anonas-20th Avenue tapos liko ng P.Tuazon at labas ng Katipunan lagpas ng Quirino. Kakairita.

Pano pa kaya kapag natayo na yung MIIS ba yun sa bandang Country Style. Haaaaay.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: dean on September 10, 2014, 10:07:52 AM
happy with the C5 stoplights :) going to work and especially heading home has been much better :)
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: splerdu on September 10, 2014, 12:32:30 PM
^ new scheme is great during daytime, but absolutely falls on its face once the trucks come out.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: calvin on September 10, 2014, 03:10:47 PM
We all learn to drive. We just pick up all the bad habits along the way.

Most just learn how to operate a vehicle... driving one is a totally different thing.

I have met PUV drivers who have driven most of their lives and yet have no idea what the different traffic signs mean.
Some also didn't know that making a turn from the opposite side of the lane is a traffic violation (i.e. Making a left turn from the outer lane or a right turn from the inner most lane). They all believe that it's ok as long as the road is clear and they signify their intention to turn before hand (like using their turning/signal lights).
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: athlonFan on September 10, 2014, 09:33:01 PM
I usually come into the office around 1pm-2pm. Travel time from fairview have improvedr. Going home  is the opposite.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: Louie on September 11, 2014, 10:23:35 AM
I hope that someone in the government has enough brains to think of a long term solution for the port congestion problem. Otherwise, it will just happen again during the holiday season and we'll have to suffer from even more traffic jams.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: Hajile on September 11, 2014, 10:30:39 AM
Either make a dedicated road (Full truck only roads, not just lanes) for trucks in and out of both sides of manila, move the port somewhere else, or re-extend the train tracks from the trainyard in divisoria. If they need more room, they an always do land reclamation.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: lahar on September 11, 2014, 02:29:10 PM
^Move the port to Subic (for the ships coming from the west) and Casiguran in Aurora province (for those coming from the east) and build a railroad to connect both and to Manila.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: calvin on September 11, 2014, 04:33:48 PM
^Move the port to Subic (for the ships coming from the west) and Casiguran in Aurora province (for those coming from the east) and build a railroad to connect both and to Manila.

They're not too keen on using freight trains daw... maliit ang kickback. lol
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: Louie on September 11, 2014, 05:44:15 PM
But seriously, this is the sort of infra that we need. Less trucks on long routes as well if they are able to pull it off.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: uvax on September 11, 2014, 05:53:21 PM
^Move the port to Subic (for the ships coming from the west) and Casiguran in Aurora province (for those coming from the east) and build a railroad to connect both and to Manila.

They're not too keen on using freight trains daw... maliit ang kickback. lol

And no kotong cops as well!!
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: goma on September 11, 2014, 08:19:36 PM
No wonder the balikbayan box my aunt sent to us is taking forever to get here.

A railway to and from the ports would be the best solution to this problem. But that will require enormous funding and steely eyed political will, the latter being a little hard to come by from our current president.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: athlonFan on September 12, 2014, 01:46:13 AM
speaking of balikbayan boxes. we have three boxes shipped via Norcal Cargo which we can't track. Their Manila counterpart said that they are no longer connected to them and their business have been closed since last year.

Norcal cargo's US number is disconnected. wat...the...fcuk.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: AJ on September 16, 2014, 01:26:05 PM
i guess we are not sending balikbayan boxes this christmas then.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: Sephiroth on September 16, 2014, 03:06:31 PM
i think when i glanced on a newspaper last sunday, i read that truck ban was lifted. anyone who can confirm?
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: lahar on September 16, 2014, 03:27:58 PM
^I think they did.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: splerdu on September 16, 2014, 03:38:22 PM
http://www.rappler.com/nation/59772-manila-truck-ban-resolution
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: Louie on September 16, 2014, 05:36:22 PM
How was Katipunan traffic today? I fortunately avoided it as I did a morning Banawe run.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: lahar on September 16, 2014, 05:42:40 PM
^As usual Ateneo and Miriam segment was heavy.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: Sephiroth on September 16, 2014, 06:27:30 PM
http://www.rappler.com/nation/59772-manila-truck-ban-resolution
thanks!

i sure hope the price of medical supplies will go down with this announcement. some went to a nearly 25% increase.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: dean on September 16, 2014, 06:49:12 PM
was at blue ridge northbound and looked pretty bad.  seems like traffic stretched until C5 as usual :) just too many vehicles in katipunan i guess :)
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: TNT2bluz on September 16, 2014, 10:15:26 PM
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Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: Louie on September 17, 2014, 09:33:47 AM
was at blue ridge northbound and looked pretty bad.  seems like traffic stretched until C5 as usual :) just too many vehicles in katipunan i guess :)

This morning was horrendous. Waze had me go around to Kalayaan but the Anonas extension corner V. Luna intersection was not budging so I ended up going back to C.P. Garcia which was relatively devoid of traffic until BAM! I got to Katipunan. Stupid Katipunan has three lanes turning left to Miriam and Ateneo if you're on Katipunan southbound. WTF, right? This just means that the schools can't get the cars inside that quick enough. Once you get past gate 3 of Ateneo, it's a mad dash for me all the way to Eastwood.

And let's not even talk about the poor folks going northbound. They're backed up all the way up to the flyover from Country Style. This is at nearly 9am when there shouldn't be a queue like that!
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: lahar on September 18, 2014, 08:10:23 AM
Ateneo-Miriam talaga problema sa Katipunan-C5.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: Louie on September 18, 2014, 09:12:56 AM
Counterflow in effect earlier in Katipunan for those heading Northbound. Counterflow starts where the old U-turn near Mcdo is and ends at Ateneo Gate 3.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: Sephiroth on September 18, 2014, 09:17:54 AM
prices of medical supplies i buy remain unchanged.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: lahar on September 18, 2014, 09:47:29 AM
Counterflow in effect earlier in Katipunan for those heading Northbound. Counterflow starts where the old U-turn near Mcdo is and ends at Ateneo Gate 3.

Yeah I took that today. Was about to take the U-turn from Commonwealth at Tandang Sora into Katipunan-NLEX but the tail-end was already on Commonwealth, went via CP Garcia (6AM). Passed by  Ateneo around 6:30, dropped the missus at Bagong Ilog around 7. Reached Katipunan flyover 7:15, Passed Ateneo-Miriam 7:45. 
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: Louie on September 18, 2014, 10:10:46 AM
Yeah, I noticed that this time the cars didn't get stacked up until the top of the flyover for the Northbound people. Since Soutbound after Ateneo Gate 3 is fast moving that lane they're eating up doesn't mess your flow southbound much. Slowdowns there used to be from the U-turn anyway.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: lahar on September 18, 2014, 10:20:49 AM
Yeah, I noticed that this time the cars didn't get stacked up until the top of the flyover for the Northbound people. Since Soutbound after Ateneo Gate 3 is fast moving that lane they're eating up doesn't mess your flow southbound much. Slowdowns there used to be from the U-turn anyway.

When I passed by both times (6:30 and 7:15), tail-end of the northbound traffic was just after the hospital.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: Louie on September 18, 2014, 10:21:46 AM
Passed by the area around 8:30AM so rush hour is subsiding already.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: friendlyfire on September 18, 2014, 01:53:30 PM
Counterflow in effect earlier in Katipunan for those heading Northbound. Counterflow starts where the old U-turn near Mcdo is and ends at Ateneo Gate 3.

Yeah I took that today. Was about to take the U-turn from Commonwealth at Tandang Sora into Katipunan-NLEX but the tail-end was already on Commonwealth, went via CP Garcia (6AM). Passed by  Ateneo around 6:30, dropped the missus at Bagong Ilog around 7. Reached Katipunan flyover 7:15, Passed Ateneo-Miriam 7:45. 
lucky for us, we no longer use the cassette player otherwise you already auto-reversed.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: borgy_t on September 18, 2014, 10:49:45 PM
relocate na lang yang ateneo sa laguna... lol


/s
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: splerdu on September 19, 2014, 12:31:17 AM
^ Much as I'd like to put a damp rag on new traffic flow experiments, Ateneo has been causing traffic mayhem in Katipunan even before BF implemented U-turns.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: friendlyfire on September 19, 2014, 04:27:47 AM
sa UPLB  sobra sobra ang parking ngayon wala ng parking.  :)
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: theDUD3 on September 19, 2014, 09:49:02 AM
EDSA river

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Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: AJ on September 19, 2014, 10:23:59 AM
^oh frak.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: TNT2bluz on September 19, 2014, 08:17:28 PM
^ Much as I'd like to put a damp rag on new traffic flow experiments, Ateneo has been causing traffic mayhem in Katipunan even before BF implemented U-turns.

True that, its just that the whole set up is so inefficient.  Imagine the number of cars, the amount of space, energy and time to drop off one or two kids to school.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: borgy_t on September 20, 2014, 09:49:45 AM
^THIS. kaya mas ok sana if there's a greater push for carpool, better and safer school buses... we will all indirectly benefit in the end.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: dean on September 20, 2014, 10:27:39 AM
not gonna happen if you have a generation(or two) with a very high sense of entitlement introduced early in life and reinforced by parents and society :)
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: borgy_t on September 20, 2014, 01:03:41 PM
sadly that's true.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: Louie on September 21, 2014, 04:18:23 AM
Parents will only point at the daylight EDSA kidnapping to tell you why they need to drop off their kids
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: Al on September 23, 2014, 03:30:49 PM
Been avoiding going to Manila as much as possible. But I had no choice last Friday. Nagmadali ako sa pag-uwi pero muntik pa rin ako abutan ng baha sa SLEX.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: dom_08 on September 30, 2014, 01:35:29 PM
about hat Katipunan traffic lights...
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/641300/traffic-enforcers-take-back-katipunan (http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/641300/traffic-enforcers-take-back-katipunan)

i also read somewhere that someone is proposing a new version of number coding, where in private vehicles will not be allowed along edsa 6am-9am unless your number is part of the coding.  that'll mean 1,2 will only be allowed on mondays, 3&4 on tuesdays, and so on.  to give way for the mass transport system.  will try to look for it again, hope that one is satire. hayyyyy nako. 




edit:


here you go http://www.interaksyon.com/article/96385/solusyon-sa-trapik-sa-edsa-no-private-vehicles-during-rush-hours---ltfrb-exec
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: borgy_t on September 30, 2014, 02:24:11 PM
traffic was really bad last saturday when i drove from manila to pasig, drove through pandacan/makati instead of sta mesa, it was just as bad. dati medyo ok sa sta ana e. boo. then in the evening had to drive back to intramuros for a wedding, buti mas maluwag na.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: ris on October 01, 2014, 12:59:17 AM
traffic was really bad last saturday when i drove from manila to pasig, drove through pandacan/makati instead of sta mesa, it was just as bad. dati medyo ok sa sta ana e. boo. then in the evening had to drive back to intramuros for a wedding, buti mas maluwag na.

the traffic last saturday was actually a worse than other saturdays.  maybe because it was near the end of the month already.  on other saturdays the traffic wasnt as bad.  everywhere i went also traffic was horrendous.  maybe it was just because everyone went out that certain saturday
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: borgy_t on October 01, 2014, 06:10:19 AM
Bad trip talaga yung sta mesa eastbound pag sabado d na din ako makadaan sa p sanchez/shaw kasi reblocking ng daan, sana matapos na un
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: splerdu on October 01, 2014, 06:30:30 AM
IMO a lot of places would be better if they did stoplights during the day, then switched back to u-turn slots at night.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: AJ on October 15, 2014, 07:26:32 AM
we are seriously concerned (scared even!) when we go back in Manila on December holidays.

baka mangyari nyan, asa bahay lang kami at di na lumabas para di na makasabay sa holiday rush.

na-spoil na kami sa efficiency ng traffic system dito sa sydney. although may traffic congestion din dito (especially within CBD) but it pales in comparison with manila traffic. 10 minutes wait lang para makatawid sa intersection, kagulo na ang mga reporters para ireport na may traffic.

Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: Louie on October 17, 2014, 01:56:49 PM
Just expect the worst.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: Sephiroth on October 17, 2014, 09:01:53 PM
prices of medical supplies slowly decreasing. i was pleasantly surprised when i went to bambang and finished purchasing supplies with a few hundred pesos change.

but come december... i fear prices will shoot up again.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: lahar on October 24, 2014, 07:00:50 AM
Breezed through Katipunan today as if it were a Saturday morning, sembreak na yata. Ateneo-Miriam talaga ang cause ng traffic.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: Louie on October 24, 2014, 09:51:24 AM
^
Very true. Late ako magising buong linggo hindi ako naleleyt hahaha. Dati kahit sobrang aga late parin ako. Sana laging sembreak haha.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: lahar on December 20, 2014, 06:20:11 PM
Grabe ang traffic sa Quirino hiway. Had to turn back and take NLEX instead.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: AJ on December 22, 2014, 08:53:06 AM
kahit paano ay di pa namin naranasan ang bagsik ng traffic dito sa pinas. mostly Southwoods-ATC-Southmall lang ruta namin. hehe.

avoiding Makati/Edsa/Cubao muna.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: Louie on December 23, 2014, 08:56:47 AM
That's a good idea :D
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: lahar on January 22, 2015, 08:15:08 AM
I see jeepneys plying the UP-Katipunan and Tandang Sora-Katipunan route sporting tarpaulins with the slogan "No to more jeeps. No to more traffic in Katipunan". And then last night I saw an e-Comet jeepney plying the same route. Is that what they are ranting about?
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: lahar on February 25, 2015, 07:14:10 AM
All the buses and vehicles heading north to Monumento and Fairview are going through C5 until Aurora (not sure where they are entering though). Passed by at 6AM and luckily traffic is still moving at 20kph, buti na lang wala pasok Ateneo-Miriam so once you get through the Aurora tunnel its all smooth driving.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: Louie on February 25, 2015, 08:47:12 AM
Yeah the EDSA rerouting sucks for C5. Really fortunate that there are no classes today.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: borgy_t on February 25, 2015, 06:15:49 PM
i am extremely lucky to get from ortigas center to BGC in 20 minutes this morning and 15 minutes going back home.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: Hajile on March 03, 2015, 05:41:55 PM
Solved!

http://www.topgear.com.ph/news/motoring-news/government-claims-traffic-congestion-around-port-of-manila-has-been-solved (http://www.topgear.com.ph/news/motoring-news/government-claims-traffic-congestion-around-port-of-manila-has-been-solved)

Or atleast the government says so.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: friendlyfire on September 09, 2015, 01:00:54 PM
na stranded ba kayo kagabi?
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: borgy_t on September 09, 2015, 11:18:17 PM
Fortunately no. Makati to pasig from 7:15 to 8:45 pm
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: friendlyfire on September 07, 2016, 02:52:13 PM
buti na lang may solution na rin sa metro manila traffic "state of mind"
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: lahar on August 31, 2017, 09:32:01 PM
WTF Quezon Memorial Circle standstill from 5:30PM to 7:00PM!
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: splerdu on August 31, 2017, 11:02:43 PM
^ welcome back, Uber!
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: calvin on September 01, 2017, 06:38:31 AM
WTF Quezon Memorial Circle standstill from 5:30PM to 7:00PM!
^ welcome back, Uber!

lol... the traffic jam isn't due to the return of Uber services, since only those with PA were allowed to become active.
The jam along the elliptical road was due to the activity along the LRT construction zone in Commonwealth Ave.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: lahar on September 01, 2017, 06:42:47 AM
WTF Quezon Memorial Circle standstill from 5:30PM to 7:00PM!
^ welcome back, Uber!

lol... the traffic jam isn't due to the return of Uber services, since only those with PA were allowed to become active.
The jam along the elliptical road was due to the activity along the LRT construction zone in Commonwealth Ave.

Nope. Its only when you get to the QMC that traffic stopped suddenly. I took the U-turn from UP and Fairview-Commonwealth and vice-versa (where the construction is in full swing) was good.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: calvin on September 01, 2017, 06:57:14 AM
WTF Quezon Memorial Circle standstill from 5:30PM to 7:00PM!
^ welcome back, Uber!

lol... the traffic jam isn't due to the return of Uber services, since only those with PA were allowed to become active.
The jam along the elliptical road was due to the activity along the LRT construction zone in Commonwealth Ave.

Nope. Its only when you get to the QMC that traffic stopped suddenly. I took the U-turn from UP and Fairview-Commonwealth and vice-versa (where the construction is in full swing) was good.

then it must have been influenced by the traffic along EDSA... since the deluge of vehicles going to NLEX was quite sizeable yesterday...
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: Louie on September 06, 2017, 11:14:21 AM
Katipunan traffic is so bad now that Ateneo classes are in full swing
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: splerdu on September 06, 2017, 03:06:17 PM
lol... the traffic jam isn't due to the return of Uber services, since only those with PA were allowed to become active.
The jam along the elliptical road was due to the activity along the LRT construction zone in Commonwealth Ave.

But seriously laki ng ginaan while they were banned. I could get to BGC from Marikina in an hour even heading out after lunch. Turned out Uber had 66,000 cars.

(https://i.imgur.com/70z0znc.jpg)

I know they provide good service, but speaking purely as a car driver I was very pleased while they were off the road.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: Louie on September 06, 2017, 05:46:47 PM
Wasn't much of a difference for me but then again I only do Marikina - Eastwood.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: calvin on September 06, 2017, 08:10:43 PM
Wasn't much of a difference for me but then again I only do Marikina - Eastwood.

Same here... Diliman to Eastwood... lol


I seriously doubt that taxis only number 37,000 with MM's land area of ~650 kmē you see a taxi in almost every corner... I'm guessing the number is closer to 80,000.

the traffic became lighter probably because "colorum" taxis and PUVs also stayed away from plying their routes just in case the LTFRB decided to go after them too.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: Louie on September 08, 2017, 02:22:02 PM
The SO drives from Tandang Sora to Eastwood daily at 8am and it's been much worse for her since Ateneo and Miriam had classes full swing.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: jojitb on September 08, 2017, 03:26:56 PM
I leave Cainta at 5am to bring my kids to school (Ateneo, then Pisay).  Takes about 45 mins to reach Pisay before they started the LRT2 station in front of Robinsons Metro East. Now it takes about an hour. lumala na din trapik sa QC Circle even before 6AM dahil siguro maaga na umaalis ang mga dumadaan sa commonwealth.

Nang bumalik ang Uber lumala ang trapik sa C5 northbound after 5PM. 
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: lahar on October 03, 2017, 07:40:25 PM
Heavy traffic on EDSA. 4PM at Magallanes from SLEX, still just at Megamall at 7:40PM.

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Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: splerdu on October 04, 2017, 09:26:35 AM
It's a huge problem that it's really only either EDSA or C5 to choose from. Friend sent this picture last week and I can just imagine how much stuff was backed up:

(https://i.imgur.com/2jzESyv.jpg)
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: Louie on October 04, 2017, 10:46:44 AM
It was a huge barrel of nope when that happened
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: friendlyfire on March 29, 2018, 08:11:42 PM
so i took the old national highway  last wed night driving my wife's hyundai eon.  traffic was moderate and   took me 3 hours of driving on these roads MOA - Sucat Rd - Las Pinas - Alabang - Old National Highway -  Calamba - Los Banos - San Pablo and Tiaong. I didn't pay any tolls and my gas consume is around 300 pesos.     The only thing that i dont like are the tricycles taking all the lanes.     
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: Louie on April 04, 2018, 08:52:13 AM
Tricycles, jeepneys, and buses hogging all lanes and jockeying position to get more passengers. These are the things that I pay the toll for.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: lahar on June 08, 2018, 11:50:37 PM
Grabe traffic. Just arrived from the airport after a four hour drive (8 hours total).
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: lahar on August 15, 2018, 08:16:33 PM
So today was the HOV dry run along Edsa. They weren't apprehending anyone but just taking down stats on how many violators. I had to renew my son's passport so we drove to DFA. As I passed and MMDA enforcer he motioned to his partner to jot down a tick mark on his notebook. I promptly rolled down my windows to show them my wife and kid were at the back asleep. They smiled and gave a thumbs up.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: lahar on September 25, 2018, 07:58:56 AM
https://visor.ph/traffic/why-rebuilding-the-rockwell-bridge-makes-no-sense/
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: splerdu on September 25, 2018, 08:30:11 PM
They actually listened to reason! Bridge reopened, closure postponed to 2019. Skips the Christmas rush and hopefully that other bridge will be open before this one closes down.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: dean on September 25, 2018, 10:20:42 PM
is it still safe after the work they've done on it?  i know it's only been a day or two...
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: friendlyfire on September 26, 2018, 08:37:08 AM
imported pa yun mga construction workers!
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: lahar on September 26, 2018, 08:50:07 AM
imported pa yun mga construction workers!

Rubbing salt in it at a time when a lot of Pinoys are unemployed.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: lahar on January 07, 2019, 10:11:57 AM
Took me an hour to cross Commonwealth Ave from Tandang Sora flyover to Philcoa. MRT construction has taken over 3 lanes of QMC in front of North Ave.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: dean on August 08, 2019, 01:58:37 PM
how's traffic on your end these days?
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: Sephiroth on August 08, 2019, 03:27:15 PM
i have heard and read horror stories of the effects of the experimental provincial bus ban on EDSA the past few days.


personally, as someone from san pedro laguna who sometimes goes to glorietta and megamall, the plan seems terribad. for people who commute everyday from the provinces to somewhere in EDSA, it must be hell.
Title: Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
Post by: lahar on August 08, 2019, 03:53:25 PM
It was terrible last Tuesday, even along Commonwealth Ave.