Yay or Nay: No More U-Turn Slots Along EDSA

Just another idea to ease traffic.

(SPOT.ph) We've had a bunch of outlandish ideas to ease Metro Manila traffic, but with the incoming holiday rush looming, it seems we're at a point where any suggestion is plausible. One possibility floated by House Minority Leader Bienvenido "Benny" Abante envisions an EDSA without U-turns—which means that missing your "exit" along the former highway could just be the last sanity-breaking straw. 

U-turn slots along EDSA were opened by Congressman Bayani Fernando, said Abante. "That time, syempre, konti palang mga sasakyan but now it's triple. So I was thinking na tanggalin na 'yong mga U-turn na 'yan," he said in an interview on CNN's The Source.  Fernando was chair of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority during the Arroyo administration. He was appointed in 2002.

Abante added that "fast lanes should be dedicated to carpool. For example, like mga two or three passengers, doon dadaan." The solon is also calling for a four-day work week in December, citing a test run done by Microsoft Japan which showed a 40% increase in productivity. 

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As early as August, traffic was already pegged at the usual Christmas Rush level, according to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority. With more cars expected to spill into our roads as the holidays creep closer, we're open to pretty much any idea, TBH.

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