Aurora Fest to serve as template for Sinulog traffic plan

THE music festival that was held at the South Road Properties (SRP) on November 19, 2022 will serve as a "template" for the Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO) in managing traffic during the Sinulog Festival in January 2023.

Heavy traffic was experienced by motorists going to and leaving the event, while commuters had a hard time looking for public transportation in going to the concert venue.

CCTO head Raquel Arce told SunStar Cebu Tuesday, November 22, that private vehicles will be "discouraged" from traversing through SRP during the Sinulog Festival, which will happen on January 15, 2023.

"We consider the Aurora event as our template for Sinulog. Unsay kuwang, atoang pun-an," said Arce.

She said only a single lane for emergency access will be open, but nothing is final as of now.

The City Government will also provide buses that will ferry the spectators from the north and south going to the venue of the festival, she said.

The pickup points for the buses will be at the Plaza Independencia and Barangay Mambaling. (IRT)