MANILA – With the coming Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) road projects to take place starting this year until 2016, social media users took to online platforms their own ideas to get away from traffic in affected Metro Manila roads.
On Thursday, TV Patrol asked on its social media accounts what their followers can recommend to other commuters and private vehicle owners to avoid traffic congestion.
Users replied with alternative transportation options like the MRT or LRT, while quite a number suggested for commuters to ride the bicycle or motorcycle, or to walk if the destination isn’t that far.
Yang Chow said that he will switch from driving his own vehicle to commuting to help lessen the congestion in the roads.
“Hindi muna ako magdadala ng car para hndi na makadagdag sa traffic.”
Edilberto M. Anacion said that he still prefers to use the MRT as a commuter, setting it as a good transportation option.
“As a commuter, the best pa rin MRT.”
In order to avoid traffic, Nhe Dela Pena said that she’ll go to work earlier instead.
“Pumasok ng maaga!”
If the place you have to go is only 5 kilometers or less, Edgar Gabia said that it’s better to walk or ride a bicycle.
“Kung 5 kilometers lang naman, maglakad na o mag-bisekleta”.
Over on Twitter, Jelm Luistro said that if the employer permits a work-from-home scheme, it would help lessen the number of people going to the office.
— Jelm Luistro (@jhelmmy) January 23, 2014
Harley Sy suggests to prepare and carry things that will entertain you while stuck in traffic, in order to make better use of your time.
— Harley Bernieson Sy (@Harleymaw_) January 23, 2014
Using back routes with less traffic, Joma Vicario recommended taking Christmas lanes as an alternative.
— Atty. Joma Vicario (@jomavicario) January 23, 2014
Albee Dominguez said it’s better to switch to using motorcycles so that more people can access the roads at the same time.
— Albee Dominguez (@iamnotalbee) January 23, 2014