Re-routing eyed to ease Christmas traffic-A A +A
Friday, December 10, 2010
THE Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) is considering the use of under-utilized streets in some areas of Bacolod, especially at the downtown area, to decongest the traffic flow during the yuletide season.
Police City Director Celestino Guara said Thursday the BCPO, together with Traffic Management Unit head Levy Pangue, will conduct a study on how to utilize some city streets to decongest the traffic flow in major streets.
He said anytime next week, he will meet with Pangue to discuss the said
plan, adding these measures by the City Government and the Philippine National Police aim to provide safety and comfort for Bacolodnons.
He cited that in Gonzaga Street going east, only few vehicles pass by and it could be used as one of the options to decongest traffic near the area.
Guara said Bacolod City has 82,000 registered vehicles, based on Land Transportation Office records. The number does not include the vehicles coming from outside of the city.
Guara also advised Pangue to regulate the entry of trucks in major streets of Bacolod.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on December 11, 2010.