By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL
BAGUIO CITY — The University of the Philippines Baguio (UPB) administration continues to appeal to the city government to reconsider the traffic scheme along Governor Pack Road to lessen the number of vehicles passing through Governor Center Road or more popularly known as UP drive.
According to UPB Vice Chancellor for Administration Jessica K. Cariño, the present one way traffic scheme has increased the number of vehicles passing through the UP Drive and is causing noise pollution that disturbs classes in the university. She reiterated that the increase in the volume of vehicles also worsened air pollution in the school.
Cariño suggested that the city revert to the earlier two way traffic scheme at the Governor Pack Road.
It can be recalled that former Chancellor Prescilla Macansantos wrote the City Council as early as August 9, 2009 about the matter. Macansantos again wrote the council on July 14, 2011 reiterating their request. This year she forwarded another letter to the council last February. The request letter that was forwarded last year is still pending at the city council.
“We will continue to lobby for making the road open for two way traffic with our city government and hope that they would listen to us,” Cariño said. # nordis.net