Some might argue it would be pointless speaking about the unavoidable. But it would be even worse if we really don’t. At the quite least ideas might be floated around which may well –just might– prod people in authority to get the proper path. Of program, I am talking about Metro Cebu’s worsening visitors congestion. Especially in Cebu City because it is in which it typically begins and propagates to the rest. And it is beginning now.
Let’s just pound in the fact that traffic congestion is not a one-time issue that you solve and voila! It disappears without end. Rather, it is a never-ending saga. As the inhabitants grows, vehicle ownership grows, and no matter what street room we prepare will quicker or afterwards be stuffed up. Until we genuinely shift to public mass transportation, we’d constantly cyclically engage in this cat-and-mouse sport of purchasing-vehicles-developing-street area syndrome. Right up until we operate out of room.
Cebu City’s specific dilemma is that it is the centre of the metropolis. By by itself it presently makes much more of the excursions per day, and then we add all the journeys produced in the south passing through going to the north and to Mactan Island and vice-versa. Which is the explanation why there is a need to have for a metro-vast analysis and difficulty-resolving in terms of visitors, especially with the opening of CCLEX. When the Lapu-Lapu Expressway opens in a calendar year or two, the currently-congested Cebu South Coastal Road (CSCR) would be stretched to the restrictions. I really don’t brain –I already bicycle 50 percent of the time. But woe to individuals who are helplessly dependent on their autos for transportation.
The current sporadic gridlock in a lot of links presently is contributed to some extent by the lack of ability of regional visitors managers to distinguish amongst move-by means of and regional targeted traffic expressways and feeder or metropolis roadways, accentuated by the introduction of intersections and site visitors lights on highways not developed for this kind of. Additional to that is the use of a site visitors mild method which are supposedly adaptive but plainly are not, with counters which do not reflect the targeted traffic on the floor.
For years, Cebu Town boasted of the best traffic light-weight method in the globe, the SCATS, or Sydney Coordinated Adaptive Targeted traffic Program, till the company stopped producing spare parts and upgrades. We’re now caught with a “new” a single, which does not coordinate at all, operates by alone, and doesn’t even have a management system to speak of if my within information is appropriate. And which is not compensated up but.
For us in Cebu Town, we just have to endure. Properly, not just us but the rest of Metro Cebu. CSCR is supposedly the expressway from the Talisay to the north, till they transformed it into a regional road. With each other with CCLEX, the two also served as the main rapidly lane to Mactan Island and again, again until finally intersections ended up inserted. And led traffic light to view is F. Vestil Road. Hold out until finally the advancement on the other aspect of the street is accomplished –that is a monstrous gridlock waiting to take place.