MANILA, Philippines - A group in Youtube called Under the Pinoy Sun, did an experiment on which mode of transportation is the fastest to beat Manila traffic. Is it Man, Car, Mrt or App-base transportation like Uber?
[WATCH] : Under The Pinoy Sun, Beating Manila Traffic - Man Vs Car Vs Mrt Vs Uber
Jun 30, 2015 at 1:45 PM
Posted by : Pinoy Secret Writer
Filed Under : Travel & Adventure
The group will be divided to use different modes of transportation. One person will walk from the starting point up to the destination point, two will use a car, two will ride the MRT and the remaining two will use Uber.
From Valero Makati to Paragon Plaza in Ortigas, the group will race to who will be the first to reach the destination point.
At 6:11PM, each group parted ways.
To add a little thrill, aside from the heavy traffic, the weather is also raining which makes the traffic even worst. So who do you think will win?
- Walking (Man) - 49 minutes
- Car - 1 hour and 7 minutes
- MRT - 1 hour and 16 minutes
- Uber - 1 hour and 24 minutes
Base on the lapse time above, it is clearly seen that walking is the fastest mode of transportation in situations like this. Car comes in second, MRT in third while Uber comes last.
In our opinion, walking beats Manila traffic because you can cut in traffic and easily go. But the only problem is that you wouldn't want to walk in EDSA at night with all those pollution coming from buses and cars and to add on that, the street crimes you may face. As they always say, I'd rather spend a few more bucks for my safety.
If you will be using a car, you can beat Manila traffic if you know other routes. As much as possible, avoid EDSA.
When riding the MRT, you can reach North Avenue Station from Taft Avenue Station in 20-30mins. What makes the travel time long is the queueing of people and train iterruptions.
Lastly, riding app-base transportation such as Uber is the most expensive. Why? Because of the surge rate. Aside from the long travel time, you got to pay more.
So there you have it. If you are stuck in traffic and want to go home immediately, just walk. But who would want to do that in EDSA?