City mulls conduct of road traffic inventory PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 07 June 2016 11:57

By CLAUDINE UNIANA

The City Government through the Office of the City Administrator’s Traffic Management Unit plans to come up with a traffic survey in the hopes of resolving the city’s traffic woes.

Acting City Administrator Dr Elmeir Apolinario disclosed during yesterday’s regular press briefing at City Hall that his office has sought the assistance of the United States Agency for International Development through its Strengthening Urban Resilience for Growth with Equity (USAID-SURGE) program to initiate a traffic inventory of the load capacity bearing of all thoroughfares in the city.

A request of funding for the said study was also extended to the city’s Peace and Order Council.

“We will be able to determine the load bearing capacity of all the roads in the city so that we will be able to come up with appropriate plans on how to decongest traffic in the city proper,” the city official said of the planned traffic survey.

The local government is looking to implement various measures in preparation for the expected bottlenecks that will result from the opening of classes next week.

Apolinario also told members of the local media that the local government is negotiating with property owners for the possible relocation of terminals operating within the City Proper.

“We are trying to make some negotiations with some property owners in the city proper where we can relocate some of the terminals that are already present in the city proper, particularly in the roads. We are looking at properties very near the urban center where we can negotiate and relocate them,” he said.

The acting city administrator expressed confidence that talks with one such property owner will have a positive result by the end of the week.

Meanwhile, the campaign against violators of the city’s traffic code continues in earnest as the Traffic Management Unit made 130 apprehensions on from May 22 to June 04 which translated to a collection of P18,300 in fines. — Claudine Uniana