Police, TF Ordinance enforce "No parking on both sides" policy Print
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 13:56

The Traffic and Operations Divisions of the Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) in collaboration with the City Task Force Ordinance will strictly enforce the “No Parking on Both Sides” Policy in major streets downtown primarily to decongest traffic and ensure safety of pedestrians.

This, based on provisions of Section 23 of Presidential Decree No. 17 or the Revised Philippine Highway Act and National Building Code of the Philippines or PD 1096 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) as well as the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Order 73-2014 on the prohibited uses within the right of way of national roads.

Specifically, the “no parking on both sides” policy will be enforced along the entire stretch of M. Ledesma St. and San Jose Road in anticipation of the reopening to two-way traffic of the M. Ledesma and San Jose Road from junction M. Ledesma St.- M. Climaco Avenue towards the intersection San Jose Road- Baliwasan Chico-Tomas Castillo Road due to the recent completion of the pipe-laying project of the Zamboanga City Water District.

The same policy will be strictly implemented along the entire stretch of Tomas Castillo Road, Gov. Camins Avenue, all the way to the Maria Clara L. Lobregat Highway and the entire stretch of Veterans Avenue.

The Revised Philippine Highway Act, as amended declares as “unlawful for any person to usurp any portion of a right of way, to convert any part of any public highway, bridge, wharf or trail to his own private use or to obstruct the same in any manner.”

The authorities hope that with the strict enforcement of these provisions, traffic congestion in the mentioned streets will be eased.

Illegal parking of vehicles is said to be one of the causes of traffic congestion.  (Sheila Covarrubias)