January 31, 2023

City Administrator Bonifacio Dela Pena encourages tourists and residents alike to consider walking while promenading at the central business district amid vehicular traffic woes this Yuletide season.
Dela Pena acknowledged that gridlock has been evident in the past weeks in the city particularly along roads leading to tourist sites.
“We cannot prevent people from coming to Baguio especially since they wanted to experience the colder weather. What we do now is traffic management,” Dela Peña.
He added the traffic problem in Baguio can only be addressed once the city government implements its mobility program.
“Our mobility program which we are preparing with our technical team may be implemented within a year or a year and half, to address the traffic problem in Baguio. It includes offsite parking facilities and loading and unloading sites for public utility vehicles,” he said.
In the meantime, he encourages people to park their vehicles at home or in accommodation establishments and take the public transportation when roaming around the city.
“We have a walkable city and with cool weather, we should enjoy walking more,” dela Pena said. – Jessa Mardy P. Samidan