If you have been to Davao, you will have seen all the vehicle congestion downtown and on many of the main roads. Well there is an ordinance approved but not yet implemented.
This new ordinance will limited to private vehicles, not Busses, taxis or Jeepneys. The ordinance will restrict vehicles to only operate on an odd and even basis, based on the last number of their license plate. So if your plate number is 791, you can only drive on odd numbered days.
Reducing the amount of vehicles is a good idea because of the traffic congestion and the pollution but the biggest pollutant and traffic is by the public utility vehicles.
I know, most people living here cannot afford a car and need a way to get to work or shopping and with the low wages and cost of living, Jeepneys are the only choice they have. With this there is a need for all these jeepneys.
Too bad the government does not support the changing of these vehicles to electric powered ones that are already avaliable and in use in Manila. It is probably the cost to replace and too many to buy.
I hope in the future a better means of transit comes to be, so for now, hold your breath and watch the date if you drive yourself.