Iloilo City seeks MMDA guidance in forming traffic plan

Published July 26, 2019, 1:42 PM

by Martin Sadongdong & Antonio Colina

By Tara Yap

ILOILO CITY — The city government is seeking technical guidance from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) in creating a comprehensive traffic plan.

The Diversion Road along the Mandurriao in Iloilo City has been widened for easy flow of vehicles, but safety of pedestrians have been raised after a husband and wife were killed recently by a speeding sports car. (Tara Yap / MANILA BULLETIN)
The Diversion Road along the Mandurriao in Iloilo City has been widened for easy flow of vehicles, but the safety of pedestrians have been raised after a husband and wife were killed recently by a speeding sports car. (Tara Yap / MANILA BULLETIN)

“We want to have the best traffic management. This is part of our goal to be one of the three most highly livable cities in the country,” said Mayor Jerry Treñas.

While the city has been praised for its road-sharing initiatives, the issue of safety has been raised after a husband and wife, both teachers, were killed by a speeding sports car recently.

The MMDA team will arrive next month to assess the traffic situation in the city.

“MMDA personnel will study and give recommendations if there’s a need to upgrade, innovate or introduce new scheme to decongest traffic. They will determine whether pedestrian lanes are dangerous or placed in proper places,” said Jeck Conlu, chief of Public Safety and Transportation Management Office.

Still on traffic improvement, Treñas issued a memorandum to clear road obstructions. He is heeding the directive of President Duterte to reclaim government roads.

 
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