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TRANSPORTATION & TRAFFIC CONDITIONS

Land, sea and air transportation are available in Tacloban City. This report attempts to
analyze Taclobans land transport system. Prevailing means of land transport and
characteristics of commuter behavior are discussed within an energy conservation context.





CLOG POINTS
MARKET PLACE:
- Due to its strategic location; the city is the premier city of Eastern Visayas -the
gateway to the region, and the center of trade, commerce, industry, education,
communication and technology.
- Tacloban has a huge market of 4 million people; it has to redeem its role as the
regions trading hub.
- Taclobans City Market is one of the busiest places in the city, during weekends or
even regular days; this place is very crowded.
- There are no sidewalks for pedestrians and disabled persons; the road serves as
walking path.
- Small road ways for vehicles and motorcycles.
- Lack of trash cans along corners, resulting to a smelly and dirty imagery along
market roads.
- No place for small vendors and rolling businesses, resulting to a sidewalk closures
because of usage.

AFTER TYPHOON YOLANDA:
- Three weeks after the destructive typhoon, commercial establishments are
gradually reopening and making brisk business.
- Small sari-sari stores/ small businesses were built along the streets owned by
residents and mostly Muslim people.
- More people walking the streets during the day, especially in downtown.
- Sidewalk stalls selling everything from fruit to fashion are flocked with buyers.
- Market Roads were closed due to garbage and debris scattered along corners.
PROPOSALS ON MARKET PLACE:
The proposed design dramatically improves public safety through the addition of new
street lights, a narrower road and traffic calming elements that also add greening and areas for
street furniture. Highlights of the design are: wider sidewalks, new trees and storm water
management gardens, unique paving, movable seating, opportunities for local art, seawalls, bay
walks, and memorial chapel for the victims of super typhoon Yolanda.
- A NEW VIBRANT PLACE TO HOST PUBLIC ART, FAMILY ACTIVITY, OUTDOOR DINING,
VISUAL AND PERFORMANCE FESTIVALS AND DAILY COMMUNITY GATHERING
- STREET IMPROVEMENTS: LIGHTING FOR PEDESTRIAN SAFETY, IMPROVED SURFACES,
LANDSCAPE GREENERY
- NARROWER ROADWAY AND SIDEWALKS.
- COMMUNITY SERVING EVENT SPACE AND MARKETPLACE: SUPPORT FOR NIGHTTIME
EVENTS, SUPPORT NEW ENTREPRENEURS.
- CANOPY / PERGOLA STRUCTURE: WIND AND SUN PROTECTION.
- PUBLIC AMENITIES, MOVEABLE SEATING, BIKE PARKING.
- SEAWALL ON COASTAL AREA.
- A NEW BAY WALKS PROPOSAL THAT CAN AFFORD SPACE FOR PINOY STYLE STREET
FOOD.
DOWNTOWN










- Sidewalks were loaded with street vendors
- People used the roadways as walkways
- Overcrowded especially during weekends
- Improper route management for
Motorcycles, the effect is lack of
Discipline among drivers.
- No proper parking areas.









UTILITIES & SERVICES
POWER SUPPLY
TACLOBAN CITY -- Top leaders in Eastern Visayas are now considering an option to build
the region's own power plant harnessing the geothermal fields in Tongonan, Leyte in an
effort to solve the power shortage in the area.
- Around 60% of the citys electric power has been restored (some buildings are still using
generator sets). Residents and small establishments are using Generators sets and Solar
panels.




WATER SUPPLY-
- The citys traditional water supply (mostly in the south) has been restored but this is only
40% of the real requirement of the city.
- Water provider is LMWD.
- No proper place for damps and water reservoir.

SEWER AND DRAINAGE
- While major drainage channels have been cleared, they will require upgrading and security
to keep them permanently functional.
- Smaller drainages on Barangays, major cause of flood in some areas.
- Dump areas needs to be expand.
- Lack of flood control system.