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Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
« Reply #100 on: October 04, 2017, 10:46:44 AM »
It was a huge barrel of nope when that happened

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Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
« Reply #101 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.     
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Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
« Reply #102 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.

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Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
« Reply #103 on: June 08, 2018, 11:50:37 PM »
Grabe traffic. Just arrived from the airport after a four hour drive (8 hours total).

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Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
« Reply #104 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.

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Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
« Reply #106 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.
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Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
« Reply #107 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...
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Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
« Reply #108 on: September 26, 2018, 08:37:08 AM »
imported pa yun mga construction workers!
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Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
« Reply #109 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.

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Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
« Reply #110 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.

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Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
« Reply #111 on: August 08, 2019, 01:58:37 PM »
how's traffic on your end these days?
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Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
« Reply #112 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.

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Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
« Reply #113 on: August 08, 2019, 03:53:25 PM »
It was terrible last Tuesday, even along Commonwealth Ave.

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Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
« Reply #114 on: September 27, 2019, 03:55:04 PM »
buti na  lang at di na ako  lumuluwas sa manila
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Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
« Reply #115 on: September 27, 2019, 04:01:27 PM »
When I drive from Batangas, I usually leave at 2-3am to get out of SLEX by 4am.

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Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
« Reply #116 on: October 13, 2019, 01:45:46 PM »
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Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
« Reply #117 on: October 13, 2019, 05:29:39 PM »
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Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
« Reply #118 on: October 13, 2019, 08:56:37 PM »
careful. it's not a "crisis" daw. :lol:

anyway, eto lang naiisip ko para ma-solve yung problem: develop other urban centers so that people will migrate there and relieve Manila and QC of people.

unbearable traffic, water shortage, disease outbreak, piles of garbage - these are signs of overpopulation. kahit na ma-solve yung trapik sa pamamagitan ng additional roads, vehicle schemes at improved public transport, may matitira pa rin problems. so dapat long-term, permanent solution na madaming pwedeng mabigyang lunas.

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Re: Port Congestion and Manila Traffic
« Reply #119 on: October 14, 2019, 04:11:33 AM »
If I may. A couple of drastic measures.

Vehicles over 30 years old should either be scrapped or recycled or if the owner can prove that it is roadworthy then he or she can keep it and pay higher registration fees.

There should be a stop to mall construction; focus on building green parks, places where people can walk, breathe clean air and enjoy trees, water features etc.

Jobs should not be isolated in Metro Manila. Employers and investors should consider setting up businesses outside the metro and compensate their workers as they would if they lived in the metro. I know of this, because my brother was offered to 'relocate' to Baguio but he would shoulder his accommodations etc. We convinced him not to do it, coz it did not make sense at all. People flock to the metro because of the 'idea' that all the jobs are there. It doesn't have to be that way.

Buyers of vehicles new or used should have car parks/garage within their property and I think this should be at a national level. The alternate routes, friendship routes or whatever routes/names they use doesn't make any sense if residents park their vehicles on the roads anyway.

It's a mess that can be fixed but it will take a lot of CHANGE to do so. Politicians should stop thinking about being politicians and be a citizen for a day and realize what it's like not to be able to get home 1 or 2 hours after work and spend time with family. People in general as well should stop buying cars 'for coding purposes' if they don't have a proper place to park their vehicle. (And no the piece of road in front of your property is not part of your property). All that adds up. I have friends and family who are 'guilty' of the above. I have always been steadfast in my decision. One day without a car is fine it's just a day. I don't need to have 4 or 5 malls in my city. Seriously the mall thing is just stupid at this point.
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