MMDA helps Iloilo City craft traffic plan

A 12-MAN team from the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will arrive in Iloilo City on August 11, 2019 to help assess the state of traffic in the metropolis.

Public Safety and Transportation Management Office head Jeck Conlu said the MMDA team will be in Iloilo for a two-week visit and they are expected to "study the city’s streets and will give recommendations if there’s a need to upgrade, innovate or introduce new scheme to decongest or lessen traffic."

"They will determine whether pedestrian lanes are dangerous or placed in proper places," Conlu said.

He said the MMDA's technical people "will suggest remedies to fasten the flow of traffic in congested areas."

"Their engineers will look into the roads and physical structures. They will also give refresher course to develop skills of traffic aides," he added.

Mayor Jerry Treñas, for his part, said the MMDA team's visit is part of the City's goal "to be one of the three most highly livable cities in the Philippines in the future."

"We want to have the best traffic management in Western Visayas," Treñas said.

Iloilo City has become popular for wide roads with bike lanes, particularly the Diversion Road in Mandurriao District. But safety concerns have been raised with a recent accident involving a speeding sports car that killed a teacher couple while they were crossing the pedestrian lane. (PR)


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