The Tagbilaran City government is calling on city business operators to clear areas right outside storefronts and refrain from displaying their merchandise on sidewalks.
According to city administrator Leonides Edi Borja, businesses selling goods outside their stores are clogging sidewalks which are meant for pedestrians.
He noted that those travelling on foot are forced to walk on the street instead because of crowded sidewalks.
Borja also attributed the congestion to sidewalk vendors who often set up their stalls along CPG Avenue, particularly beside BQ Mall and Shoppers Mart.
Following reports of crowded sidewalks, the city government tasked the Active Local Emergency Response Team (ALERT) to carry out the cityâ€™s initiative to clear sidewalks ofÂ goods.
Borja also denounced delivery vehicles of big stores in the city that are unloading cargo in the streets and causing traffic.
The said activityÂ has become rampant as more businesses are setting up shop in the city but do not have garages or parking spaces forcing them to unload deliveries right in front of their stores. (Allen Doydora)