Choosing a Home: Why Accessibility is Important to Filipinos
Having a population of 111,000 people per square mile, Manila is considered the most densely populated city in the world. And because it’s the capital of the Philippines, its central business district is also located there.
Many people who live in surrounding cities take on hours of traffic every day just to get to their offices located in Manila. So, whenever an ad comes out for a house or an apartment in this part of the country, accessibility must always be mentioned. Property Survey has a review of Lancaster New City that boasts of how easy it is to get to major malls and expressways from their community. So, why the obsession with accessibility?
In 2015, Manila was voted the worst city to drive in on Earth. But since then, the addition of trains, railway systems, bridges, and highways have helped take Manila off the list of cities with the worst traffic in the world.
Though traffic has lessened in most parts of the country, pile-ups still occur during rush hours especially when there are ongoing constructions and road repairs. This is the reason people always ask about how accessible a place is to public transport, shopping malls, or the central business district where they’ll have to travel to every day. No one wants to be stuck in traffic, no matter how long or short it is.
People and Their Vehicles
In 2016 alone, over 400 thousand vehicles were sold in the Philippines. This fact is what’s supporting the traffic problem, thus, giving new home buyers reason to be choosy when it comes to a place’s accessibility. Carpooling and Uber-sharing have become popular because of this.
People will always look for the most convenient ways to do anything. And if you have to travel a total of 3 hours a day, just to get to work and back, you’d want everything else that happens within the day to be within arm’s reach. In a country where traffic and overcrowding is a problem, your home’s accessibility will be of paramount importance.