What can you say about traffic in the Philippines?

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  1. Marcosdc

    Marcosdc Member

    Traffic in the Philippines. What's you thought? Is there a solution to this? Is it too late for subways.
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2019
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  2. marcbarredo13

    marcbarredo13 Member

    The traffic in the Philippines is worse and it will require cooperation for each of one of us. The platforms of Metro Manila Development Authority are not working because of irresponsible drivers that do not cooperate with the road laws. If each of one of us and the drivers cooperate with the laws, we will maintain the flow of the traffic but this do not happen because most drivers change lanes more often and this minor effort will disrupt the flow of the traffic which causes heavy congestion.
  3. Warren1967

    Warren1967 Well-Known Member

    It is one of the worse places on earth to drive or commute. I remember working in a far off place that I had to wake up at 3:29 in the morning just to make sure I get a ride. I f you wake up late then you arrive late. Even if you work near your home, you have to leave early to beat the traffic jam. Traffic here is a pain.
  4. Anjin

    Anjin Member

    As a filipino citizen, traffice in the Philippines is so bad. I have a job and I have to travel 2-3 hrs everyday just to go to work. But during holidays, this travel time only takes 45 mins. to 1 hour. Becuae of congestions, roads became narrow, and people has no discipline. These things make tha traffic in the Philippines so bad. Government is always trying so hard to make our life easier when it comes to traffic but the people are not cooperating. If only citizens are cooperating, sacrificing little things for the better and seeing the big picture government wants die our economy, we can eliminate terrible traffic situation.
  5. pbraun

    pbraun Member

    It is very annoying. I hope the government will build necessary infrastructures to aide traffic.
  6. It is worse of the worse. I think they should implement the effective ways to aide traffic especially in Manila. Super duper traffic.
  7. MikeyB

    MikeyB Member

    All I can say about that is that the real root cause of it, is BAD Urban Planning. Observe: Too many malls, condos that doesn't cater for the average joes let alone the poor; condos, that are made to make more money by catering only for the rich, eating too much space in the cities and pushing to majority of average Filipinos out in the far-flung province and make them commute all the way to work in Metropolitan Manila. Very, very BAD.

    Much worse, is that Filipinos are very shortsighted when it comes to population control. Population Management through sound family planning practices is the main key. Always check the rule of Supply and Demand: The more people (demand), the more resources are consumed (supply). Conversely, less people equates to lower levels of resources consumed.

    As long as you cannot stop the population growth and allow bad planning of your cities to flourish, don't expect any solutions - long or short term - in sight.
  8. kirbycorpin02

    kirbycorpin02 Member


    Traffic in the Philippines is really bad. Manila is one of the cities in the world that has the worst traffic. Along EDSA which is Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue is the largest highway in the Metro. Bump to bump cars and accidents are the most common scenario. From home to work, it will take me 4 hours to travel. For that time, I can already travel from Manila to Baguio (mountain province in Northern Luzon).

    As the population grows, the volume of vehicles on the road is also increasing. Expect pollution on your road. Billions of Peso is lost every year because of the heavy traffic. Many people tried to think of ways on how to ease the traffic, but none of them become successful. You have to expect the traffic during rush hours. From 6 AM to 9 AM and 5 PM to 7 PM. You need a lot of patience when you are travelling along the busy highway in the Metro.
  9. AprilDeOcampo

    AprilDeOcampo New Member

    The traffic in the Philippines is really terrible. Since we can't increase the roads, we must limit the number of vehicles that are going out per day. It took me 4-6 hours travel time going to and from work. This is frustrating.

    More convenient public transportation should be implemented and private vehicles should be controlled. If public transportation could be improve, I'm sure more people would prefer to commute to save on their gas and parking expenses.
  10. yhanmar08

    yhanmar08 Member

    Traffic in the Philippines is the worst in world. It takes always 6 hours when we are going outside specially in the city. That's why so many people who is struggling everyday in a traffic. And they force themselves to ride to train even though it is full.
    My husband when he commuting in that time he go to work so early in the morning and come home latr in the evening. But now he have a motorcycle it was easy fot him to travel and he have more time now to our family.

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