Vico Sotto suspends odd-even number coding scheme in Pasig

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 1) — As promised, freshly-sworn in Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto has suspended the “disjointed and unjust” odd-even number coding scheme for motorists in the city.

Sotto shared on his Facebook page that his first executive order on his first working day includes the suspension of the traffic scheme. The suspension will stay pending a review of the Pasig’s traffic situation by the Traffic Management Task Force.

During the campaign, Sotto promised that he will remove the odd-even number scheme on his first day of office.

“I was the only councilor who opposed the odd-even scheme. It is unfair and ineffective if we look at the big picture,” Sotto said in a tweet in March.

Under the odd-even scheme, four-wheeled vehicles with license plates ending in even numbers are barred from plying Elisco Road, R. Jabson Street, San Guillermo Street, Sandoval Avenue and F. Legaspi Bridge on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Meanwhile, vehicles with license plates ending in odd numbers are prohibited from passing through those roads on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.