This chapter outlines the definition of traffic congestion. Discussing the negative impacts that the subject poses and included in the chapter are solutions that are currently exercised in other countries as well as the current state of the Philippine local setting.
Road traffic congestion is a recurring problem in central business districts and metropolitan areas which is brought about by daily urban migration from provinces, urban growth and infrastructural constraints (Mathew 2014). Traffic is defined as the (1)congestion of vehicles and (2)the movement through an area or along a route (Webster N/A). Congestion arises because of the conjunction of two factors. First is because of the finite capacity of the road and second is because of a certain degree of randomness in both the demands placed to service the demand (Manheim 1979). The demand in certain establishments also causes the volume of customers visiting certain areas (Webster N/A) thus resulting to traffic