Commuter Arts: Odd-Even Coding Scheme in Pasig City, explained
The odd-even scheme in Pasig is quite known to a lot of citizens, but few are aware of its scope, the areas affected, and other key details. As a daily commuter—I use Grab (ugh) and Wunder, whichever is available in my moment of need—I’ve had to quickly adapt to this odd car coding scheme. Badum ts-tss!
On this post, I’m sharing a brief, comprehensive guide to the odd-even coding scheme in Pasig City.
Before the good stuff, let’s take a look at how this scheme even came to be.
On December 12, 2016, the Pasig Command Center took to their Facebook Page to announce the full implementation of the odd-even scheme in Pasig City, meaning cars with either odd or even numbers on the last number of their plates can’t pass through certain roads. This is in response to the perpetually congested roads of the city.
Personally, I can’t say I’ve seen a lot of improvement henceforth, but it’s good to abide by it, seeing that violators are to be fined Php 500.
Here are some key information you need to know.
Odd-even coding scheme schedule in Pasig City
The scheme itself is actually straightforward. There are specific days corresponding to odd or even numbers. If your plate number has an odd number, there are a specific number of days that prohibits you from plowing through or across the city.
Here’s the full schedule.
- Plates ending with odd numbers (that’s 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9) can’t pass through select roads in Pasig on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
- Plates ending with even numbers (that’s 2, 4, 6, and 8), and zero (0) can’t pass through select roads in Pasig on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
- The odd-even scheme is lifted on Sundays and special holidays.
- Scheme is implemented from 6a.m. to 10a.m.
List of affected roads/areas by the odd-even coding scheme in Pasig City
Below is a list of the affected roads/areas by the implementation of the coding scheme.
- F. Legazpi Bridge in Brgy. Maybunga;
- Greenwoods and Sandoval Avenue in Pinagbuhatan;
- and San Guillermo in Brgy. Buting
What do you think?
As commuters and motorists ourselves, we’d like to get a feel of your pulse. Personally, I think this is an okay solution on paper. It’s just that the implementation in the city has ways away from being perfect. What’s more, there are plenty of other issues yet to be resolved, chiefly double parking and colorum tricycles and PUVs.
For more information about the odd-even coding scheme, follow the Pasig Command Center Facebook Page.