10 Furious Reactions to the New EDSA Traffic Scheme
On a scale of 1 to "carmageddon," how effective was it?
(SPOT.ph) The new traffic scheme along Metro Manila's major thoroughfare, EDSA, was put to the test this morning, September 5, which didn't start the week right for some motorists and commuters.
The change was implemented by the Inter-Agency Council for Traffic at 5 a.m. to "address the traffic problem of EDSA." The advisory issued on Sunday, September 4, indicated the following changes:
- Closure of U-Turn Slots Southbound near Trinoma after West Avenue to SM City Northbound;
- Closure/Removal of counterflow at Rockwell Flyover from Rockwell to EDSA; and
- North Road, EDSA - One way only from EDSA
Monday morning proved to be chaotic for some commuters, who only had more traffic problems to share over Twitter:
Good morning! Sumpa na talaga yung EDSA tuwing Lunes anek— CARLY RAE JEPROKS (@madkidinside) September 5, 2016
New scheme, old problem
Fuck Ortigas ave and Edsa Ortigas. Araw araw na lang kahit maaga ako umalis, late pa din! #OrtigasAveTraffic ????????????????— Aubrey Maliglig (@iam_aubrey) September 5, 2016
Sometimes, there aren't enough expletives, really.
RIP Lilia Cuntapay
"Bibigyan kita ng pinakamalaking birthday"— Lorigene Marie (@cepriasolorg) September 5, 2016
"Ayun, nagbirthday siya sa EDSA". HAHAAHAHAH SHET PLS
My hope for EDSA or Manila traffic to be fixed is like the Ateneo frontline...— Pio Garcia (@PioVGarcia) September 5, 2016
Not fun at all
Grabeeee ang dami ng tao sa North Edsa! Parang dito gaganapin ang Birthday ni Beyonce sa dami.— THE ANZ Hizon (@ANZhizon) September 5, 2016
Or maybe a concert?
May always din sa EDSA traffic. Sign na late na ko.#TIMYSigns— Clark M Medina (@pampumekeni) September 5, 2016
So much feels.
Tough choice for Metro commuters: Line up for hours to take MRT (left) or take P2P bus through EDSA traffic (right). pic.twitter.com/2x0rPuI3nm— Mike Ac2 (@mikeac2) September 5, 2016
Blue pill or red pill?
kamusta ang lyf sa edsa?/ mandirigma af ????— rubs (@rubelleen) September 5, 2016
Commuter ninja level: +9999
Mga posibleng rason para masira ang umaga ng isang tao:— Jim Joshua Lacson (@jimjoshualacson) September 4, 2016
1. traffic sa EDSA
2. EDSA traffic
And all its permutations.