THE City Government plans to amend several provisions of the traffic code as well as introduce new measures to address violations and impose road discipline in city streets.
City Administrator Marie Angelique Go said the Local Traffic Ordinance is undergoing a careful study, backed up by sufficient data that went through scientific processes in line with the move to amend some of its provisions.
Go said the code has to be dynamic in light of the changing times.
Go said the proposed amendments include among others the establishment of loading and unloading zones as well as terminals for both east and west coast bound vehicles.
She said that public utility routes will be properly identified according to the demand of the riding public.
She said the transport associations are to come up with storage areas as the Central Business District will merely be for roving utility vehicles.
She added that hand in hand with the proposed amendment of the traffic code are the utilization of towing vehicles which the city has purchased, modernization of tricycles, implementation of the Local Public Transport Route Plan (LPTRP) as required by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), establishment of public parking building and strict implementation of the building code specifically the requirement for commercial establishments to provide their own parking areas depending on the size.
The city administrator is confident that most if not all of the plans will be achieved within this year until 2022. (Bong Garcia/SunStar Philippines)