Leg­isla­tive mon­i­tor­ing re­port on load­ing-un­load­ing ar­eas

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In or­der to no­tify the gen­eral pub­lic of taxi load­ing and un­load­ing along city roads, pave­ment mark­ings, sign boards, sig­nages and ad­di­tional traf­fic aids should be in­stalled by the re­spon­si­ble of­fice.

This was known in a leg­isla­tive mon­i­tor­ing and eval­u­a­tion re­port con­ducted last Fe­bru­ary 27 by the Sang­gu­ni­ang Pan­lung­sod, in co­or­di­na­tion with Baguio City Po­lice Of­fice (BCPO) head PSSupt Ramil Sac­ulles, and OIC Chief, Oliver Pan­a­bang of the Traf­fic Man­age­ment Unit.

The sub­ject of the leg­isla­tive mon­i­tor­ing is Or­di­nance 43, se­ries of 1988 as to the des­ig­na­tion of taxi stands within the Cen­tral Busi­ness District, and amended by an­other or­di­nance in 1994. Spe­cific spa­ces along Magsaysay Av­enue, Har­ri­son road, Abanao street and Ses­sion road were then used for load­ing and un­load­ing ar­eas.

In the re­port, por­tions of other des­ig­nated taxi stand could not be used due to parked pri­vate ve­hi­cles and other ob­struc­tions. The uti­liza­tion of the un/load­ing ar­eas for se­nior cit­i­zens and Per­sons with Dis­abil­i­ties how­ever are ap­pre­ci­ated, the re­port men­tions.

Other rec­om­men­da­tions by mon­i­tor­ing of­fi­cers of the City En­gi­neers Of­fice and BCPO in­clude a new list of des­ig­nated taxi stands/load­ing and un­load­ing ar­eas; and the im­po­si­tion of penal­ties to vi­o­la­tors. .

In the mon­i­tor­ing re­port, thus, PSSupt. Sac­ulles rec­om­mended load­ing and un­load­ing ar­eas in Abanao (in front of Em­pire Cinema), in front of Cen­ter Mall, Har­ri­son road (in front of Tiong San), Lower Ses­sion road (Chowk­ing), Up­per Ses­sion road (be­fore Mer­cury/ RCBC), Gover­nor Pack road (near old col­lec­tion booth), UP drive (en­trance of Sun­shine Park), vic­tory liner Ter­mi­nal, Baguio Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal en­trance, Up­per Ses­sion road – Camp John Hay ro­tunda, City Health Of­fice flag­pole side, Mines View Park Area, Ses­sion road in front of KFC, Baguio Med­i­cal Cen­ter, Mabini street – in front of Vic­to­ria’s Su­per­mart, Sun­shine, Abanao Square Mall, MabiniLower ses­sion road, Lower Ses­sion road near PNB, Mid­dle Ses­sion road – Sky­world, and in front of Puso ng Baguio Bldg.

All ar­eas men­tioned could not be used for

wait­ing, it was em­pha­sized.

In a re­lated mon­i­tor­ing re­port of an or­di­nance, it was known that win­dow park­ing along Lower Ses­sion road and Abanao streets are be­ing ef­fec­tively im­ple­mented where ve­hi­cles are pro­hib­ited from park­ing in men­tioned streets from 6 AM to 9 AM and from 4 PM to 7 PM.

Park­ing in Up­per Mabini street, how­ever, could no longer be pur­sued, as a pay park­ing fa­cil­ity is avail­able at Cedar Peak com­mer­cial es­tab­lish­ment, it was re­ported. An amend­ment of the or­di­nance is sought, to ex­clude Up­per Mabini street from the ar­eas of win­dow park­ing, and that a “NO PARK­ING ANY­TIME” sig­nage be in­stalled on both sides.

A one lane par­al­lel park­ing at the left side of Up­per Mabini street from 9 AM to 2PM, was also as­sessed to be in­ef­fec­tive and in­stead of im­prov­ing traf­fic along Gen. Luna road, have caused ob­struc­tion. The ad­min­is­tra­tive or­der for its im­ple­men­ta­tion should be re­pealed, the re­port stated. Julie Fianza

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