Cloribel urges vendors: Follow sidewalk policy-A A +A
Sunday, January 13, 2013
THE Traffic Management Center (TMC) warned vendors selling on the sidewalks to follow the two-third one-third or else their stall will be removed from the area.
In a radio interview with dxAB Radyo Patrol, TMC chief Desiderio Cloribel said their personnel will not hesitate to confiscate stalls from its owners who defy the two-third one-third sidewalk policy.
The City Government of Davao imposed the policy for the vendors to occupy only one-third of the sidewalks, while the two-third of pedestrians.
Cloribel reiterated the warning following complaints of some pedestrians that they could no longer pass by the sidewalks as vendors are clogging the walkway.
The TMC chief said they will pull tables, tents and folding beds of the vendors if they do not follow the sidewalk policy as mandated by the City Government.
He added that even the running stalls through vendors' tricycles are disallowed on the main roads since these will only cause more traffic on the highways.
Cloribel said TMC has already confiscated around 50 stalls from December 2012 to the first days of January this year.
These stalls are still in their custody while the City Government have not yet released any guidelines on what to do on the stalls, according to Cloribel.
It can be recalled that Davao City Vice Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte earlier reminded the vendors to follow the two-third one-third sidewalk policy if they would still want to keep their source of income.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on January 14, 2013.