Friday, April 20, 2012

Manila named as world's 3rd worst city for driving

Manila was named as the world's third worst city for driving, according to a travel website.

CNN's independent arm on Thursday put Manila on the third spot as the world's worst city for driving, saying traffic congestion as the city's number one problem, followed by air pollution, garbage collection, flood control and the need for security.

The report noted that Manila in 2001 borrowed $60 million from the World Bank for transit-related activities,meant use part of the funds to "promote the use of non-motorized transport."

"A campaign asking locals to 'Please stop driving,' however, wasn't necessarily the best approach to traffic management," the website said. noted that its "non-scientific" list of the world's 10 worst cities for driving was based on IBM's 2011 Commuter Pain survey, World Bank statistics and other Internet sources.

Ten worst cities in the world for driving
  1. Beijing, China
  2. New Delhi, India
  3. Manila, Philippines
  4. Mexico City, Mexico
  5. Johannesburg, South Africa
  6. Lagos, Nigeria
  7. Sao Paolo, Brazil
  8. Moscow, Russia
  9. Toronto, Canada
  10. Monaco

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