Why am I not surprised?
The usual problem is a lack of road courtesy. No one wants to give way.
According to Numbeo, a website that gathers global information on the cost of living, crime rate, and pollution, placed Metro Manila in the 10th spot on the list of cities with the worst traffic in the world, Philippine Star reported.
As mentioned in the article, Numbeo released a study on traffic based on “time index.” It concluded Mumbai, India as the number 1 on the list, with a score of 66.18 (time index score). Moreover, the study included poor traffic laws and driving mindset.
Here are the other countries with worst traffic scenario, according to Numbeo:
- Nairobi, Kenya – time index score of 65.20
- Pune, India – 60.86
- Tehran, Iran – 59.84
- Miami, Florida – 59.20
- Cairo, Egypt – 58.61
- Kolkata, India – 58
- Recife, Brazil – 57.85
- Petronia, South Africa – 52.25
Additionally, Japan International Cooperation Agency or JICA envisioned that by 2030, Philippines could lose P6 billion daily due to traffic.
The study also concluded that the horrible traffic in Manila is not limited to the daily basis but also because of the holiday season, heavy rains, and floods.
Despite the implementation of the “no window” policy, they still need to establish a more concrete or effective way to mitigate the dreadful traffic not only in Manila but EVERYWHERE!
Do you agree with the website’s list? Do you think we could still alleviate the traffic in Manila? Share your thoughts below.