Baguio City gears up for 1st PHL cable car system to ease traffic problem

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Baguio City will again pioneer a first for the country with its solution to traffic problems. Photo from Public Information Office City of Baguio Facebook.

Looks like Its Going to be More Fun in Baguio as the top travel destination gears up to be the first city to put up a cable car system in the Philippines.

Many stake holders and residents are looking forward to the project as the City Council has just approved the resolution authorizing Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to conduct a thorough study for the development of a cable car system that connects Baguio City to La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan, Tuba, Tublay, and parts of La Union.

The move is also seen as the city’s action to implement strategies that can resolve the serious traffic problems of the tourist spot in the Cordillera region of North Luzon.

The city of Baguio’s leadership took to heart DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade’s offer to pursue the proposed cable car system which was first proposed during an Executive-Legislative meeting last September 2019.

Aside from easing the traffic concerns plaguing the city and providing an alternative mode of transportation that are environment-friendly the project would also be another major tourist attraction for the city as travelers and tourists would enjoy the experience of riding cable cars and seeing an aerial view of scenic Philippines.

Baguio City is set to receive its ASEAN stamp of approval as Clean Tourist City awardee this January 2020.

The City of Pines also pioneered as the first Philippine city to be named a UNESCO Creative City in 2017. Baguio is home to world-class artists including Benedicto “Bencab” Reyes Cabrera, Eric de Guia also known as Kidlat Tahimik, and Narda Capuyan who has promoted Cordilleran woven art. Baguio’s markets are littered with art and tapestry made by Igorots, natives of the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).

Aside from its travel spots such as Burnham Park, Minesview Park, and Baguio Cathedral, Baguio is also best known for farm fresh produce that are now available online from the small farmers-friendly app, Session Groceries.

Local talents also showcase Baguio City, among them, Saint Louis University Dance Troupe which showcased Filipino folk dances in Korea and Roxanne Baeyens who won 1st Runner-Up at the Miss Tourism and Culture Universe in Myanmar.

SEND cheers to the people of Baguio City for their upcoming milestone cable car system!

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