In case you haven’t felt the improvement of travel time along EDSA, the Inter-Agency Council on Traffic (I-ACT) has made recent surveys to prove that the measures it has taken to reduce traffic is working.

According to I-ACT, even with a ‘significant increase’ in the number of vehicles that drive along EDSA, vehicular traffic has managed to improve between October to December 2016.

Their recent survey indicates that travel time between 12NN to 2PM along EDSA on December 1-2 was recorded at 1 hour 23 minutes, with vehicles running at an average of 16.62 kph. That is seven minutes faster than the 1 hour 30-minute travel time recorded in October 6-7 with an average travel speed of 15.25 kph.

The October survey was taken before the implementation of the 'No Window Hours' policy of the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program or Number Coding Scheme.

“We are optimistic that the numbers would improve as we put in place more traffic schemes and measures to further improve the traffic condition in the metropolis, especially during the holiday rush,” MMDA general manager, Tim Orbos, said.