While the newly-opened Coastal Road provides a scenic view of the bay for motorists during the day, it’s a different situation at night where the only lights available are those of the illuminated Cagayan de Oro Port, lights of nearby residential houses and of vehicles using it.
But the 4.46-kilometer stretch is still bereft of street lights which makes it much more dangerous to drive at night especially that vehicles tend to travel at considerable speed. Because it’s so dark, drivers cannot see people crossing the road.
Moreover, the absence of street lights also gives opportunities for good-for-nothing bystanders who would throw objects such as stones on passing vehicles. The need for streetlights is really urgent.
Watch this night video of the first day courtesy of Charles McMaster.