[OPEN LETTER] : EDSA, Share The Road Movement, A Yes Or A No?

Jun 22, 2015 at 3:00 PM
Posted by : Pinoy Secret Writer
Filed Under : News & Events

MANILA, Philippines - Here's another open letter to all people who complain without doing what is ought to be. Do before you complain.

This coming June 28, a movement was called for all motorists and pedestrians that lanes of the famous EDSA will be divided into 5 smaller lanes.
Lane 1 (lane closest to existing sidewalks) - Walk lane
Lane 2 - Bike lane
Lane 3 - City buses
Lane 4 - Provincial buses and private vehicles
Lane 5 - Private vehicles

The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said that this road-sharing will take place from 12 am to 11:59 pm on Sunday and only one portion of EDSA will follow the road-sharing scheme - from Ortigas to SM Mall of Asia in Pasay.

According to the environmental lawyer Antonio Oposa Jr, the man behind the "Share the Road movement", the aim of the road-sharing scheme is to introduce a transportation system with a reduced number of private cars.

As a resident of the Republic of the Philippines who uses the public transportation everyday and who thinks the country's transportation sucks, I definitely approve of this. Yes, there will be people who will complain (as always) and there will be people who will agree (count me in).

First off, this is my say to those people who disagree. Try it first before you complain. Period. An experiment could never have a conclusion on its first try. It takes several trial and errors for you to consider it a success or a fail.

Second, have you tried travelling to different countries? No? Then you should. A perfect example is the famous Singapore. A small country yet so organized. A country filled with different cultures and religion yet they were able to manage to be on the top. How was that possible? Cooperation.

Because of their wonderfully constructed MRTs and strategically, organized public transportation system, people prefer to commute than use their own cars. And guess what, as a tourist, you can avail of their unlimited rides good for a couple of days. How cool is that!

These people should be educated on how other countries were able to do it by showing them how they made it. With that, you should watch the short video below on how Singapore was able to manage their public transportation system.

Lastly, for those people who still complain and never do anything to improve what is ought to be. This might want to change your mind that we, Filipinos can.

And for those who agree, I assume you have travelled already and was able to compare other country's public transportation system versus our country's. Or maybe you have different reason in which we would gladly hear. Just post it on our comment section below.

And again, a friendly reminder to people who always complain.
Do before you complain.

Credits to the image posted above (left - right, edsa traffic)

Jun 22, 2015 at 3:00 PM
Posted by : Pinoy Secret Writer
Filed Under : News & Events