IN the middle of its ongoing congestion woes, Baguio City has released a government-run app that provides motorists in the city alternate routes to take in a bid to avoid continuing traffic jams in the city.
Accessible at alternateroute.baguio.gov.ph, the app not only includes alternate pathing options to avoid traffic jams but also alerts on road closures and road inaccessibilities.
It also contains other useful information like the location of public utility jeepney terminals in the city and basic traffic rules being implemented in the city like number coding, motorcycle routes, and truck ban, among others.
According to Baguio Mayor Benjamin Magalong, this app is only a stop-gap measure in the interim as the city grapples with the creation of more permanent and long-term transport solutions.
Magalong ensured that while the city is currently working with only temporary measures, the Baguio City Police Office Traffic Enforcement Unit and the City Engineering Office Traffic and Transportation Management Division will continue to study the traffic situation in the city and come up with better and more measures to address the worsening gridlock.