ONE-WAY SCHEME ON KEY BGC ROADS STARTS

Manila Times - - Front Page - BY NEIL JAYSON N. SERVALLOS

THE BONI­FA­CIO Global City (BGC) man­age­ment is set to im­ple­ment a

The one- way scheme seeks to ad­dress the large vol­ume of ve­hi­cles that go to and pass BGC.

In the new traf­fic scheme, a one- way loop will go from 30th Street, left to Rizal Drive, then left to 28th Street, and left again to 11th Av­enue.

A sec­ond one- way loop will go from 9th Av­enue, then left on 34th Street, left to 8th Av­enue and into 7th Av­enue, then left into Fed­er­a­tion Drive link­ing back to 9th Av­enue. Driv­ers on 7th Av­enue may also exit at McKin­ley Park­way.

“We are hop­ing to make the tran­si­tion to the new one- way scheme as smooth as pos­si­ble. In the past few weeks, BGC has re­ally stepped up its in­for­ma­tion drive to let mo­torists know of the changes be­ing im­ple­mented,” Jun Galvez, Boni­fa­cio Es­tate Ser­vices Corp. gen­eral man­ager, said in a state­ment.

Ad­di­tional mar­shals and on- ground sig­nages were de­ployed to guide mo­torists on the change in traf­fic flow. BGC also teamed up with a nav­i­ga­tion app, Waze, for traf­fic rerout­ing.

BGC is rapidly de­vel­op­ing with the sprout­ing of con­do­mini­ums, of­fices, shop­ping malls, en­ter­tain­ment cen­ters, mu­se­ums, and ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions, which at­tract traf­fic from all over Metro Manila.

be­tween C-5, EDSA and Makati passes through BGC, which cre­ates con­ges­tion dur­ing rush hour.

Galvez said the scheme would max­i­mize the width of the streets and re­duce con­flict be­tween ve­hi­cles and pedes­tri­ans at in­ter­sec­tions.

scheme for BGC’s street grid net­work be­cause it max­i­mizes the width of the street that is

pedes­tri­ans at in­ter­sec­tions, and min­i­mizes the time that ve­hi­cles and pedes­tri­ans are stopped at

The BGC state­ment added that a sim­i­lar scheme was im­ple­mented in the Makati cen­tral busi­ness dis­trict “which re­duced traf­fic con­ges­tion and im­proved travel time in the area.” The gen­eral man­ager said it was ex­pected that the strat­egy in BGC would pro­duce the same re­sults.

The man­age­ment said it would also con­tinue its wheel clamp­ing and tow­ing op­er­a­tions to keep ma­jor streets free of ob­struc­tions. Mo­torists may find park­ing spots through the BGC app down­load­able on An­droid or iOS de­vices.

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