Effect Of Traffic Duration In The Philippines

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INTRODUCTION Traffic duration has generated wide interest amongst Filipino drivers in Metro Manila. This problem has been around for years on end. The citizen’s concern is no false alarm, for it raises concern in work efficiency, economic growth and even movement stability. This is also true due to the fact that it affects almost all people living in Metro Manila which sits at around 12.9 million. Unsurprisingly enough, Roth (2000) shows us that the countries rapid growth in population growth will reach a staggering 104.5 million in the year 2025, which complicates the problem of growth in public health, environmental and economic competence. Longer traffic duration in Metro Manila leads to longer travel time. This shows the true aspect of the problem and as Regidor (2013) shows, there has been a sharp increase in motorcycle purchases since the year 2000 which during that time only saw around 1million registered motorcycles, rising up to 3.2million (320% increase) in 2009. This shows that traffic duration does affect the publics travel time looking at the data collected by such studies on specifically motorcycles (choice of transport for the general public.). Studies by Jose Regin F. Regidor (2013) also shows that a morning traffic peak of about 7:30 – 8:30am has risen to 7:30 – 8:30 while places in Makati or Ortigas experiences more than 2 hours of heavy congestion both in the morning and evening. Reducing traffic duration in Metro Manila will be proportionate to faster
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