Mayor: not yet time for tricycle ban in Tagbilaran thoroughfares

The time is still not right for the enforcement of a law which prohibits tricycles from passing through national roads in Tagbilaran City particularly CPG Avenue, said Mayor John Geesnel Yap on Wednesday.

According to Yap, the tricycle remains as the primary transportation in the city and its ban from accessing main thoroughfares would adversely affect the riding public.

The number of jeeps and multicabs in Tagbilaran are not yet enough to make said public utility vehicles as the main means of public transportation in the city.

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Most multicabs and jeeps ply routes going outside Tagbilaran and not within the city, Yap added.

The mayor noted that majority of Tagbilaran residents still do not own private vehicles while visitors from towns would also have difficulty in travelling within the city without tricycles.

However, Yap said that the enforcement of the national law is still being considered as among measures that would solve Tagbilaran’s longstanding congestion problem along its narrow roads.

Meanwhile, city officials are currently focused on the implementation of the one-way loop system and the study of traffic flow while using the new scheme.

Several changes to the traffic system are still to be expected in the following weeks as authorities continue to make adjustments in the experimental scheme.

Yap also admitted that congestion remains rampant as road rehabilitation projects are being conducted particularly in the city’s central district. (A. Doydora)



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