CONVERSATION: How can we help solve parking and traffic problems in the city?
MANILA, Philippines – Traffic congestion has become one of the causes of traffic in Metro Manila. These days, it seems that enduring bumper-to-bumper traffic in the city has become the norm, even for nearby destinations. According to a survey commissioned by Uber Philippines, the average Manila driver spends 66 minutes in traffic everyday.
And the delay doesn’t end when you reach your destination – lack of parking space sets drivers back an additional 24 minutes every day, according to the same study.
These inconveniences affect not just car owners, but also pedestrians and commuters who also experience slow traffic and sidewalks being taken over by cars.
Can you relate to these scenarios?
There are many ways to solve the issue – the government can introduce and execute ideas to help improve public transportation and beef up road infrastructure, for starters. From our end, we can do our part by carpooling, or by adopting ride sharing to reduce the number of cars on the road.
Read on and find out what people have to say about traffic and parking issues and how they think we can #UnlockManila through everyday solutions. – Rappler.com