Sotto win in Pasig may spell end to 'confusing' odd-even scheme


Posted at May 15 2019 08:04 PM

MANILA - Motorists who traverse several roads in Pasig City may soon get a reprieve from a traffic scheme that has been described as confusing.

Mayor-elect Vico Sotto earlier promised to end the controversial odd-even traffic scheme currently in place on Elisco Road; R. Jabson St.; San Guillermo Street; Sandoval Avenue; and F. Legaspi Bridge. 

Motorists have complained that they are confused about the scheme which bans four-wheeled vehicles with plates ending in even numbers from using these roads every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, while odd-numbered vehicles are banned from these areas every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

The odd-even scheme has been in place since September 2016. 

In a tweet last March, Sotto said he would put an end to the scheme on his first day in office. 

Sotto, who ended the Eusebios' 27-year grip on Pasig, has also said that he will prioritize healthcare and social services over infrastructure spending.