bmsocialmediaIn #BusinessMirrorReportsExtra: “Philippines’ ‘Smart Cities’ Dream: Too Slow?” The government needs to create an efficient rail system in addressing the country’s transport woes, according to the former Deputy Mayor and Central District Mayor of Madrid, Spain, Pedro Ortiz, who is currently serving as a Senior Metropolitan Consultant at the World Bank. He said in a presentation last year that Metro Manila’s semicircular road networks have caused traffic to worsen. “Making circles in the end creates congestion, because there’s a barrier between the edge of the circle and the inside of a circle. The radials then are pulling down cars into the center. You should open up that circular system into a linear system, but the most important is using the rail tracks to produce a modern rail system.” http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/phls-smart-cities-dream-too-slow/ #traffic #smartcity #Philippines #trains #rails
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