There are countries where traffic is worse
By the time you're reading this, I should be back home--a place where I've dreaded returning to after spending close to a year reading horror stories about traffic, floods and criminals on Facebook. I've prayed hard for another
If Daimler's hackers had their way
We all know the link between traffic and stress--that horrendous traffic jams on a regular basis can dramatically raise a person's tension levels. But can anything be done about it?While Daimler, the German company that owns Mercedes-Benz, can'
Let us guess: because they can
I am a Baguio resident. The traffic problem there has been getting worse of late, especially during long weekends, but we manage to get by. The one-way traffic scheme, which was implemented so many years ago, actually helps a lot in
From two respected urban planners
Traffic. It's the one problem that affects every single Metro Manila resident right now. Thing is, nobody seems to have any idea on how to solve it.Well, except for a couple of bright minds, apparently.Karima Palafox and Paulo Alcazaren,
New-car purchases in PH to keep soaring
One of the most obvious things people blame for the worsening traffic situation in Metro Manila is the steady (and significant) increase in automotive sales in the country. Back in August, we wrote about the forecast of Nissan Philippines president Antonio Zara
10 worst times to be in this situation
There's still more than a full month to go, but we're already declaring 2015 to be the worst year in the history of Metro Manila traffic. Remember the night of September 8? No? Here, we'll remind you: JOG YOUR
As proposed by a concerned motorist
According to a Waze survey, Metro Manila has the worst urban traffic in the world. According to our own experience, that survey is probably correct. Traffic congestion in our beloved NCR has gotten so bad that affected motorists are willing to try
Waze survey says driving in Manila sucks
Motorists in Metro Manila are probably not surprised--or even amused--with this news. But this is one of the takeaways from Waze's first-ever "Global Driver Satisfaction Index." Numerical scores from 10 to 1--with 10 being "satisfying" and 1
How many cars were affected?
Before we move on from the Carmageddon that ruined our long weekend took place recently, let's make an objective review of the numbers. Thanks to our friends from, the Waze-like app for Metro Manila commuters, we have the
You'd be surprised
You will remember that in January this year, we shared the rankings of the worst cities in the world as far as traffic congestion was concerned, based on the traffic index rate of Numbeo, a website that collects global statistics including costs
With growth happening outside NCR
Observers say that a big part of the worsening traffic problem in Metro Manila is the fact that the automotive business is booming but road development isn't. In other words, more and more cars are coming in but the pavement they
Traffic flow said to be back to normal
Motorists and commuters who travel through the Port of Manila will be pleased to know that, according to Malacañang Palace, the traffic mess caused by the congested ports has now been resolved."With the combined efforts of the Cabinet Cluster on
Take our poll
Every year, on September 22, people around the world who hate traffic congestion and support environment protection, observe a little-known "celebration" called "World Car-Free Day." In very simple terms, the occasion calls for motorists to sacrifice car use just for
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