vendredi, avril 20
top 3 des pires villes du monde
même si je pourrais pas trouver l'article journal qui dit que manille est top 3 des pires villes du monde pour les automobilistes. c'est certainement la vérité aussi pour les piétons et pour les banlieusards comme moi.
je n'oserais pas faire aller un tour en voiture car évidemment je n'ai pas un voiture. je n'ai pas les moyens d'acheter une. et même si j'ai eu une, j'aurais peur de conduire aux philippines où rarement les règlements sont respecté. je suis étonné que nous ne sommes pas numéro 1. je suis curieux qui a battu pour numéro 1 et 2. quelqu'un sait?
n'importe comment, j'ai fait ma propre liste de ce que fait beaucoup de circulation et doit être fixé.
1. when jeepneys make short stops on street corners or worse at known intersections (example: PUREGOLD Tejeron Manila). it is not as if it comes and goes, it happens ALL the time and thus, i believe this is easy to fix since it is easy to spot. traffic officials should have these jeepneys arrested/impounded or at the least herded properly.
take the instance of buendia cor pasong tamo. i see traffic handlers there and yet just a few meters from them is the culprit. jeepneys stacked up on top of each other occupying all lanes trying to beat each other of passengers causing .. ka-ching! .. traffic. when common sense should tell us that we shouldn't allow jeepneys AND commuters to load/unload at corners.
2. the problem with taxis is i haven't heard of any driver getting reprimanded for anything. for being rude, for choosing passengers, for not metering, for contracting. nothing. something the government may not have a vested interest in solving which explains why it remains to be a rampant problem. just look at makati. glorietta area. either that or they are ignorant or worse apathetic about it .
we can always argue that not all taxis are like this but the fact remains, what do we do about those that are. i imagine once these drivers are arrested the problem will naturally go away until then the government will continue to enjoy commuting in their own cars while people like us the taxpayers who paid for their cars have to deal with the problem.
3. the train system is a great idea. unfortunately, they only have, correct me if i'm wrong, 4 or 5 coaches. one of those is dedicated for women, children and the disabled but because it is cheap, it is way too crowded. and i mean jampacked.
i always wonder if they should have one coach for those willing to pay more (even for a LOT MORE) for a comfortable ride like travelling on first class. either way. if they don't have more or enough coaches to accomodate everybody all the same time during peak times, it defeats the purpose of calling it a mass transport because it becomes inefficient for having to make more trips to haul in people than less. think about it.
ultimately volume has a lot to do with the traffic. we are simply overpopulated. there is no denying. we do not have enough roads and transport to accomodate everybody. which is why it is imperative that we have some kind of measure to manage it.