(SPOT.ph) Electrical poles topped with crazy spaghetti wires are a familiar sight in the highly-urbanized cities of the Philippines. Are they safe? We're not entirely sure. Are they nice to look at? That one's a definite no. Which is why we're all green-eyed over the recent clearing in Iloilo City, where utility company More Power removed seven concrete poles carrying high-tension wires along the River Esplanade at Muelle Loney Street. Check out the before and after pictures they posted on their Facebook page!
According to the power company, they removed the poles "to make it safer and even more stunning for everyone." The Iloilo River Esplanade is one of the city's most defining features—and also what makes it the walkable city that's worth emulating. Imagine going for a morning jog by the river—and no eyesore electrical wires in sight.
Plus, it seems like the power company was able to complete the removal in just one day, specifically on October 18. Check out the timestamps they put on the pictures.
Iloilo City is also working on "Green Tunnels" on Diversion Road, or pathways to be built over the city's bike lanes, which was announced by Mayor Jerry P. Treñas in early October. Fingers-crossed other cities follow their lead!
this strange new world.