Monday, January 13, 2014

Billions of pesos spent on roads has not solved traffic congestion, meanwhile #transit riders suffer

Public servants, take the train!: "Traffic is the only problem car-riding officials face. It’s no wonder, then, that they focus on “curing traffic congestion rather than improving public transportation,” says urban planner Benjamin de la Peña in an editorial.

“Every flyover and every underpass we’ve built in Metro Manila – all in all costing billions and billions of pesos – was meant to solve traffic congestion,” says de la Peña. “None of it works and none of it will work because focusing on the needs of the 20% (who ride cars) and ignoring the 80% (who depend on public transportation) is insane.”"

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