Some might argue it would be pointless speaking about the inevitable. But it would be worse if we really don’t. At the very the very least ideas may possibly be floated all around which might –just may possibly– prod those in authority to get the correct route. Of system, I am chatting about Metro Cebu’s worsening traffic congestion. Especially in Cebu Metropolis given that it is exactly where it normally starts off and propagates to the relaxation. And it is starting now.
Let us just pound in the fact that targeted traffic congestion is not a a single-time concern that you solve and voila! It disappears eternally. Relatively, it is a by no means-ending saga. As the population grows, automobile possession grows, and whatever highway room we get ready will sooner or later on be filled up. Unless we truly shift to public mass transportation, we’d often cyclically enjoy this cat-and-mouse recreation of getting-cars-constructing-street space syndrome. Until we operate out of area.
Cebu City’s certain difficulty is that it is the middle of the metropolis. By itself it presently makes much more of the excursions per day, and then we insert all the excursions created in the south passing by way of heading to the north and to Mactan Island and vice-versa. Which is the purpose why there is a need to have for a metro-wide evaluation and difficulty-solving in phrases of targeted traffic, particularly with the opening of CCLEX. When the Lapu-Lapu Expressway opens in a calendar year or two, the previously-congested Cebu South Coastal Street (CSCR) would be stretched to the boundaries. I don’t mind –I previously bicycle 50 percent of the time. But woe to those who are helplessly dependent on their vehicles for transport.
The existing sporadic gridlock in numerous backlinks presently is contributed to some extent by the incapacity of local targeted traffic administrators to distinguish among go-through and nearby visitors expressways and feeder or metropolis roads, accentuated by the introduction of intersections and visitors lights on highways not designed for such. Extra to that is the use of a site visitors light system which are supposedly adaptive but obviously are not, with counters which do not mirror the site visitors on the floor.
For several years, Cebu Metropolis boasted of the greatest traffic light system in the planet, the SCATS, or Sydney Coordinated Adaptive Site visitors Method, until finally the maker stopped making spare areas and upgrades. We’re now trapped with a “new” one particular, which does not coordinate at all, runs by alone, and doesn’t even have a manage system to talk of if my inside information is proper. And which is not compensated up however.
For us in Cebu City, we just have to endure. Well, not just us but the rest of Metro Cebu. CSCR is supposedly the expressway from the Talisay to the north, until finally they transformed it into a regional road. With each other with CCLEX, the two also served as the major fast lane to Mactan Island and back, once again until intersections ended up inserted. And led traffic light to observe is F. Vestil Road. Wait right up until the improvement on the other aspect of the road is concluded –which is a monstrous gridlock waiting to happen.