Should we ban private cars from EDSA during peak times?

October 28, 2014

Should we ban private cars from EDSA during rush hour?

This was essentially the question posed last week by a board member of the LTFRB in an attempt to implement a reverse coding scheme that would only allow cars that were coding from everywhere else to be driven along EDSA during morning rush hour. In short, if your plate ends with 1 or 2, you would be the only ones allowed to ply EDSA on Monday during 6-9am.

Shortly after it caught fire on social media, Atty. Rod Nepomoceno invited me on his weekly program, Opposing Views on 9TV, to debate the matter with the Federation of Jeepney Operators & Drivers Association of the Philippines president, Ms.  Zeny De Maranan.



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James Deakin
James Deakin is a multi-awarded automotive journalist located in Manila, Philippines. He has a weekly column in the Philippine STAR's motoring section, is a motoring corespondent for CNN Philippines and is the host of the Philippine motoring television show Drive, which airs every Sunday night at 10pm on CNN Philippines.