Mayor appeals for cooperation to ease traffic

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan Wednesday, during the Weekly Ugnayan Presser appealed to residents here to help ease traffic in highly congested areas of the city by cooperating with authorities.

This, as heavy traffic greeted commuters last week during the opening of classes in the Central Business district (CBD) and alternate routes of the city.

Domogan said, residents who have private vehicles should not park in barangay roads especially during rush hour to avoid clogging.

'Parked vehicles are aggravating the traffic we are already experiencing', He said citing barangay roads being used as private parking areas.

Domogan said, he has already directed the traffic management branch of the Baguio City Police office to strictly enforce the implementation of the 'no parking' ordinance in city streets and barangay roads.

'I have already talked with the barangay officials to help inform their constituents regarding the situation, I hope they cooperate', he said.

'I also appeal to school service vehicles and private cars not to park in junctions and city streets while waiting for their wards', Domogan stressed.

Major roads undergoing repair and rehabilitation has also contributed to the traffic experienced by motorists and commuters.

Asked for the possibility of widening the city's major roads, Domogan said, it is possible if it is part of the road right of way'.

'We all know that the city was planned to accommodate 25,000 thousand people only', he said.

Presently, the city's population reaches approximately 400,000 thousand excluding students who comprise a major heap of the city's population during day time. ***paul rillorta

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