Sagada Gears Up for Its Own "Carmageddon"
The tourist town is implementing strict traffic rules.
(SPOT.ph) Gridlock on the roads of Sagada in the long weekend of November 30 has prompted the Mountain Province tourist favorite to implement stricter traffic rules, in an effort to avoid "carmageddon" this holiday season. The first step was to issue a comprehensive list of dos and don’ts, which was released by the municipality's local tourism office on December 14. With one last long weekend left in 2018, municipal mayor James B. Pooten Jr. approved on December 26 an executive order which prohibits parking along main roads, among others.
The Transportation and Traffic Ordinance of the Municipality of Sagada, Mountain Province doesn't allow parking along Sagada's major roads from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; prohibits leaving cars idling or waiting on passengers for more than 10 minutes; and states that private vehicles should be left in hotel parking areas. As an alternative, tourists can use public transportation and/or walk to tourist destinations.
A fare and schedule matrix for public transportation has been released, available at the Tourist Information Office. Private transport isn't included in tour packages for the time being.
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