BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – City Hall officials are banking their hopes on a 90-day traffic trial that combines a revised ban on trucks and a one-way scheme that is seen to lead the way in decongesting traffic along a major thoroughfare in the Yuletide season and beyond that.
The plan, crafted by the Traffic Authority Council involves converting 13 sidestreets into one-way ones and using part of these streets into diagonal parking areas.
Starting today, 12 December 2022, 13 streets connecting Lacson Street to Aguinaldo to its east will have one-way traffic flow.
These are: 12th, 14th, 16th, 18th, 20th, 22nd and 23rd
Motorists on Aguinaldo Street who want to connect to Lacson Street can use only
13th, 15th, 17th, 19th, 21st, and 24th Streets.
The north or south lanes of these minor roads will become parking spaces.
The revised ban on trucks also swung into effect today. will be imposed starting today.
Based on the plan presented at City Hall last week, a total truck ban from Mondays to Fridays only will be from 4am to 8am and 4pm to 9pm.
Regulated entries at five-minute intervals will be allowed from 8am to 4pm.