Photo captions: The worsening traffic condition in Katipunan. Photos and map courtesy of the Ateneo Traffic Bulletin.
KATIPUNAN TRAFFIC GRIDLOCK
8 August 2008
Ateneo Campus security reported that the northbound traffic in Katipunan had slowed down at 6:45 a.m. They noted that vehicles making a U-turn (see map above) in front of Miriam College after the footbridge had occupied all southbound lanes, blocking ALL southbound vehicles.
The U-turn above is the 3rd from the U-turn under the flyover. Yesterday MMDA closed the U-turn to the south of flyover (left arrow). Only the U-turn to the north was left open.
6:50 a.m.: Northbound vehicles, including those from Ateneo, slowed down.
6:51 a.m.: Note unidentified dark colored Pajero that went against the flow of traffic to join vehicles making a U-turn towards UP.
6:52 a.m.: Unidentified men in white t-shirts moving the concrete barriers in the U-turn area.
6:59 a.m.: Unidentified men trying to adjust concrete barrier that fell on its side.
7:07 a.m.: Southbound lane still blocked at the U-turn area. No MMDA traffic enforcer was around to direct traffic.
The gridlock in Katipunan started at 7:00 a.m. and lasted till 8:44 a.m. Many Grade School and High School students were late this morning. All motorists caught in the gridlocks have their respective complaints against MMDA’s traffic management efforts.