Getting Rid of Spaghetti Wires
2 Blasts disrupts Indak Indak during Kadayawan
Two blasts disrupted the culmination of festivities at the Kadayawan sa Dabaw over the weekend, but the causes were traced not to terrorism but to parade props going haywire. Sun.Star Davao reported Monday that the props tripped off the power lines, causing revelers to scuttle near Rizal Park on Saturday and Sunday.
Traffic signalization delay
Meanwhile, It’s not just the unexpected collapse of the Generoso Bridge 1 that is causing the delay in the full implementation of the first phase of the city’s traffic signalization program. But the greater cause of delay are the still-standing posts of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company and Bayantel along road islands that should have been redesigned to allow space for vehicles to maneuver in while taking a turn.
IMHO on overhead cables
These overhead cables are not only unsightly but also becoming more dangerous and hinders Davao’s future developments. Here are reasons why I think it should be buried underground.
- safer, stabler and easy to maintain
- less vulnerable to lightning and collapse
- removal of a tangled overhead electrical grid would improve the appearance of the city
- reduce if not eradicate wire theft
- cheaper maintenance costs
- elliminate wirings near trees that could post danger
- it lessens the exposure of electro magnetic fields that could caused cancer to people
The view of beautiful Mandaya Hotel building is ruined by those ugly spaghetti wires. Cluttered hanging cables is evident in every Philippine cities. (photo by TJ_Brewed)
I do hope that someday our local government would consider the idea of burying our cables underground. Without those wires above, the city will look more beautiful, cleaner and make our buildings look good in photos. Davao will hold the title as the first city in the Philippines free from jumbled overhead wires.
Paris without wires. Streets were decorated with slick designed lamp posts. It’s clean and very nice to see. (flickr.com)
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