Barangay road audit sought

BAGUIO CITY – Barangays will be asked to audit their roads where parking had been allowed as basis for validating whether said streets are viable as parking or merely causing traffic obstructions.

Mayor Benjamin Magalong tasked the City Engineering Office Traffic and Transport Management Division under Engr. Richard Lardizabal to check on the barangay roads covered by barangay parking ordinances approved by the city council to determine whether they are suitable as parking zones.

The mayor said the city will continue to allow the designation of appropriate roads for parking particularly those covered by barangay ordinances only if it will not result to impeding the flow of traffic.

“Either one-way or two-way road, we will not stop the implementation of the parking ordinances as long as it will not obstruct the traffic flow on said roads,” the mayor said.

One practice that will be stopped will be the assigning of the parking spaces to particular persons as residents should be accorded equal chances over these slots.

City Accountant Antonio Tabin agreed that the city should be the one to recommend which roads are suitable for parking based on the measurements of the roads.

He said allowing parking based on barangay ordinances alone without considering the viability of the roads will defeat the purpose of the anti-road obstruction law and the widening projects.

The city council also resolved to thresh out the contradicting provisions of two ordinances of the city that deal on parking and anti-road obstruction./ Aileen P. Refuerzo