Learn about number coding in Baguio City.
Baguio City implements a vehicular traffic reduction scheme to de-congest the Central Business District on weekdays from 7am to 7pm.
This is similar to that being imposed in Metro Manila, Philippines, except that the restriction is limited to the business center only, and not where most tourist attractions are located and in the outlying residential areas of the City of Pines.
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Number Coding in Baguio City
In the City of Baguio, the number coding scheme is active on weekdays only. All motor vehicles, based on the last number of their license plates, are prohibited from entering or operating within the number coding zone starting from 7 AM to 7 PM:
- 1-2 Monday
- 3-4 Tuesday
- 5-6 Wednesday
- 7-8 Thursday
- 9-0 Friday
Baguio City Number Coding Coverage
The Number Coding Scheme in Baguio is being implemented only on roads within the number coding zone. The following roads, consisting of the perimeter line of the zone, are then considered outside and not included in the implementation of the scheme:
- Naguilian Road from the junction of Bokawkan Road to the junction of Abanao Street
- Abanao Street Extension to the junction of Yandoc Street
- Yandoc Street
- Legarda Road to the junction of Marcos Highway
- Marcos Highway from the junction of Legarda Road to BGH Circle
- Kennon Road from BGH Circle to the junction of Military Cut-Off Road
- Military Cut Off Road to Military Circle
- South Drive from Military Circle to Teacher’s Camp Road
- M. Roxas Road to Trancoville Bridge
- Bokawkan Road (including part of Magsaysay Avenue below the Flyover) from the junction of La Trinidad Road and Trancoville Bridge to the junction of Naguilian Road
Baguio City Number Coding Exemptions
The number coding scheme do not apply if the vehicles are any of the following:
- Chartered mini-buses used to visit Baguio City for the purposes of lakbay-aral or excursion
- Government-owned motor vehicles with red plates (used to allow government officials to do their functions)
- Vehicles of the Philippine Postal Corporation being used to deliver mail.
- Armored cars used by banks for bulk money transfer
- Motor vehicles used in cases of emergency posing danger to life and limb
- Water delivery trucks used in assisting in fire control
- Service vehicles of public utility companies performing an emergency repairs within the number coding zone.
- Land Transportation and Regulatory Board registered school services ferrying preschool, elementary and high school students from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in schools located within the number coding zone.
- Private motor vehicles and chartered public utility vehicles of tourists who are participants of sanctioned activities such as conventions, conferences and assemblies.
Baguio City Number Coding Suspension
The suspension of the Number Coding Scheme in Baguio City is only executed through an Administrative Order issued by the City Mayor under the following conditions:
- a. occurrence of public disturbances or natural calamities
- b. observance of major official celebrations or similar activities sponsored or co-sponsored by the City Government for a limited duration or a specific period
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Parking in Baguio
Vehicles prohibited from entering the number coding zone based on the scheme are also not allowed to park along roads or streets which are included in the perimeter line from 7 AM to 7 PM, Monday to Friday.
In line with this, there are actually pay parking areas around the city where you can leave your cars without worrying while touring Baguio. Just remember to always be patient in looking and waiting especially during holidays, city activities, or weekends when a lot of tourists are going to Baguio City.
Baguio City Number Coding Penalty
Violation of any provision in the Ordinance shall fall under “NON-OBSERVANCE OF TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNALS AND SIGNS of City Ordinance Numbered 7-84” (Where a “No Entry” sign is erected over or adjacent to a thoroughfare, the driver shall not proceed on that thoroughfare beyond the sign).
The driver’s license of any person found to be in violation of the foregoing shall be confiscated by the police authorities upon issuance of a citation ticket.
Licenses may only be retrieved upon payment of a standard fine of P500.00 with the Office of the City Treasurer.
If you want to check a violation online, visit - LTO's LTMS PORTAL
ACTIVITIES AND TOURS IN MANILA
THINGS TO DO IN BAGUIO
- Go for a walk along Session Road and find a restaurant
- Visit and explore Botanical Garden
- Get your selfies at Wright Park and The Mansion
- Be amazed at Mines View Park
- Go to Good Shepherd Convent and buy your favorite Ube Jam
- Find the best deals at Baguio Night Market
- Go shopping at SM City Baguio, the mall without AC
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