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3 Cost Effective Ways to Solve Metro Manila's Traffic Problem

The Facebook page of ANC 24/7 is asking for its reader's suggestion on how to solve Metro Manila's traffic problem.

This got me thinking, "what is the best way to solve Metro Manila's traffic problem?" It's easy to make suggestions, what's hard is the implementation and the cost of implementation. So what is the the best way to solve Metro Manila's traffic problem and the most cost effective solution?

Punitive Fines
First of all, any implementation will definitely cost money, a lot of money. The cause of the traffic mess is the people themselves so it's only right that those causing the traffic problem should be fined and the fine should hurt. That way, the fines will pay for the cost of enforcing the law.
The fines should start at P500 and goes up every week if you don't pay it within 15 days. To enforce this and prevent people from ignoring the fine. It will be tied to their driver's license or car registration. They cannot renew their d…

Pedestrian Lanes

From Bogart the Explorer from Davao City

Pedestrian Lanes were ancient land bridges marked by white stripes to grant safe passage for fragile creatures called Pedestrians (Walangis autosis) on highly dangerous roads.

However, Pedestrians evolved, or should I say, devolved into undisciplined maniacs and crossed roads beyond the boundaries and safety of the Pedestrian Lane spawning a new species called The Jaywalker (Bawaltumawidis nakamamatayis)

As time passed, Pedestrian lanes were forgotten and have slowly faded away in history. Some evidence to their existence can still be found in the urban jungle such as this one here that has been blocked by a center island wall...


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