TTMC meeting

BAGUIO CITY – Matters as to the city’s traffic improvement were tackled during the Traffic and Transportation Management Committee (TTMC) meeting at city hall last Thursday.

Among those discussed are a five-day traffic experiment within the Central Business District, the preparation of Terms of Reference (TOR) within seven days for a master development plan, parking space allocation for public utility vehicles, and a denied request for coding exemption.

According to proponent Engr. Teodorico Tan, TTMC consultant, the traffic experiment entails the closure and consolidation of pedestrian crossings along Session road. Tan said, this would pave way for “international standards” diagonal pedestrian crossing at Mabini street-Session road intersection.

Traffic lights along the area need to be synchronized, with more signages posted, Tan said.

A part of the experiment would be one-way traffic: from Gen. Luna rd. to Session rd. through Assumption rd.; and from Session rd. to Gen. Luna rd through upper Mabini street. This creates a circumferential road-like traffic flow, Tan said.

There were however reactions over road angles and vehicle maneuvering.

An inventory of roads for a TOR was also presented to the body.

The installation of traffic light signals along Marcos highway with funding was approved by the body. Road markings was also proposed.

A road measurement capacity for Gibraltar barangay, and Cabanatuan franchise is up for endorsement, for commuters’ convenience.

There is also a request for the purchase of a tow truck; to be used for junked cars in city roads.

Parking spaces along Lakandula road, for Maria Basa barangay and Samuyao, Itogon public utility vehicles were settled.

The TTMC with Mayor Mauricio Domogan as chairman, denied a request for number coding exemption./Julie G. Fianza


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