Starting Monday (August 2, 2021), the local government unit (LGU) of Pasig City will implement a one-way traffic along Manggahan Bridge — from East Bank Road to West Bank Road.
In an advisory posted on Facebook, the Pasig City Public Information Office told the affected motorists to take alternate routes due to the experimental traffic scheme of the city.
This announcement by the city government, meanwhile, received mostly negative reactions from netizens.
Netizen Lenard Louis Alcantara said that the person who came up with the idea should immediately resign.
“Kung sino man nakaisip nito magresign ka na. Pinahirapan niyo pang umikot yung mga nasa Amang Rodriguez (Whoever thought of this should resign. You are just making it difficult for motorists from Amang Rodriguez),” he said in the Facebook post of Pasig PIO.
Other netizens said the experimental scheme of the Pasig LGU will only make the already terrible traffic situation in the area worse.
Meanwhile, other netizens suggested removing traffic enforcers as they allegedly were the ones to blame for the traffic in the area.
Some of them blamed the bike lanes, saying it only narrows the road along the said area.
Other netizens, like Jayvee Montecer, lamented that their quick access to a hospital was blocked by the LGU’s experimental traffic scheme.
“May public consultation ba ito bago i-implement? Pinutulan niyo kami ng access sa nearest hospital (Was a public consultation before implementation? You cut our access to the nearest hospital),” Montecer said.
This is the map provided by the LGU for alternate routes: