The picture above was taken in Pasig City near F. Legaspi Bridge just past 11am today, July 2. It’s not just any day, though. Yesterday, the city’s new mayor Vico Sotto signed an executive order removing the area’s notorious odd-even coding scheme immediately. He fulfilled a long-held promise to abolish the scheme (something he opposed even as a councilor) on his first day in office.
Motorists who regularly pass by the area will know just how congested F. Legaspi Bridge can get, especially on weekday mornings. For those who aren’t aware, the bridge was one of the select roads where the odd-even scheme was enforced. I live nearby in Barangay Manggahan, and the residual gridlock extends all the way inside my subdivision on really bad days.
This morning, though, I noticed that traffic was a lot lighter than usual. I took a short detour to F. Legaspi Bridge to investigate how the removal of odd-even coding was affecting the area, and to my surprise, the intersection was missing its usual chaos. Even the regular cadre of traffic enforcers was nowhere to be seen. All that was left were motorists going about their business in peace.
So tell us, how was your experience with the traffic in Pasig today?