Thanks to the recent midterm elections, change has come in Pasig City in the form of new leadership. Vico Sotto defeated incumbent mayor Bobby Eusebio in a landslide victory. Naturally, the new mayor has his own vision for the city’s future. Part of that vision includes changing its unique traffic-management scheme.
A tweet from March shows the then-campaigning Sotto answering a question about Pasig’s notorious odd-even coding scheme on certain roads. Sotto explained that he was the only councilor who opposed the scheme, calling it “unfair and ineffective.” Sotto then went on to promise that he would remove the scheme on his first day in office.
Good news? If you’ve ever been hassled by this scheme, then you would certainly agree. The system works by banning certain license-plate numbers on set days along select roads. For example, plates ending in 0, 2, 4, 6, and 8 can’t pass along one direction of F. Legaspi bridge on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 6am to 10pm. Sounds hard to memorize? Yup, it is.
Pasig City motorists, are you in agreement with the new mayor’s plan to abolish the odd-even scheme? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.