Taguig City intensifies clearing road of obstructions, keeping sidewalks to pedestrians


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A walkable city is a #SafeCity and #HealthyCity

 

The Taguig City government has embarked on intensive operations to clear the city streets of obstructions including illegal structures, illegal vending and illegally-parked vehicles.

 

The activity is being lead by a joint team composed of Taguig’s Traffic Management Office, Public Order and Safety Office, Market Management Office, Business Permits and Licensing Office, General Services Office, and Solid Waste Management Office, City Engineering Office, Public Transport Office and Barangay Affairs Office together with the Philippine National Police and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA).

 

The operations are done pursuant to an executive order signed by Mayor Lino Cayetano right after he assumed office. The Mayor city departments to “intensify their efforts in ensuring pedestrian and vehicular mobility, and access to public services activities using public roads and other similar infrastructure” to ensure public safety.

 

Mobility, as the EO highlighted, is vital in urbanization and development. “Aside from the space occupied by roads, transport system, buildings and infrastructures, the associated pedestrian and vehicular movement invariably shapes the urban forms of the city,” it added.

 

In his fourth State of the Nation Address on Monday, July 22, President Rodrigo Duterte ordered all local government units to “reclaim all public lands.”

 

The Department of the Interior and Local Government ordered LGUs to complete the task in 60 days. And the City of Taguig, which has been clearing the city’s roads for the past years, is doing just that.

 

“As it is, Taguig is already a pedestrian-centered city, but we want to make it even more so. We want to make Taguig an even more walkable city,” Cayetano said.

 

According to the mayor, a “walkable city,”; after all, is a “safe and healthy city.”

 

Upon assumption of office, Mayor Lino has said making Taguig a safer and healthier city was of prime importance to his administration as part of his 10-point agenda.

 

“Our leadership has been consistent with its mandate in regulating the use of and access to streets, highways and public roads and has regularly implemented clearing of all public roads in the city of all obstructions that may endanger the safety and impede pedestrian and vehicular traffic flow,” Mayor Lino added.

 

For the past years, Taguig City has been conducting clearing operations 5 to 7 times a week to rid the streets and sidewalks of obstructions. ###

 

FILIPINO

 

#SafeCity at #HealthyCity ang lungsod na nadaraanan ng publiko

 

Taguig pinaigting ang pagtatanggal ng mga harang sa kalsada, pinapanatili ang sidewalk para sa pedestrians

 

Inilunsad ang lokal na pamahalaan ng Taguig ang mas pinaigting na clearing operations upang maalis ang mga nakaharang sa kalye gaya ng iligal na mga istruktura, iligal na pagtitinda at iligal na nakaparadang mga sasakyan.

 

Pinangunahan ng grupo na binubuo ng Traffic Management Office, Public Order and Safety Office, Market Management Office, Business Permits and Licensing Office, General Services Office, Solid Waste Management Office, City Engineering Office, Public Transport Office at Barangay Affairs Offices kasama ang Philippine National Police at ang Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) ang nasabing aktibidad.

 

Isinagawa ang mga operasyon alinsunod sa pinirmahang executive order ni Mayor Lino Cayetano matapos siyang manumpa ng panunungkulan. Iniutos ng punong lungsod sa mga departamento ng lungsod na “paigtingin ang kanilang pagsisikap na masiguro ang pedestrian at vehicular mobility, at access sa mga serbisyo publiko gamit ang mga pampublikong daanan at kaparehong imprastraktura” upang masiguro ang seguridad ng publiko.

 

Binigyang-diin sa EO na ang mobility ay mahalaga sa urbanisasyon at pag-unlad. “Aside from the space occupied by roads, transport system, buildings and infrastructures, the associated pedestrian and vehicular movement invariably shapes the urban forms of the city,” dagdag pa rito.

 

Sa kanyang ikaapat na State of the Nation Address noong Lunes, July 22, inutusan ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ang lahat ng lokal na pamahalaan na “reclaim all public lands.”

 

Inatasan ng Department of the Interior and Local Government ang mga LGU na kumpletuhin ang nasabing kautusan sa loob ng 60 araw. At ang Lungsod ng Taguig, na matagal nang nililinis ang bawat lansangan noong pang mga nakalipas taon, ay patuloy na isinasagawa ito.

 

“As it is, Taguig is already a pedestrian-centered city, but we want to make it even more so. We want to make Taguig an even more walkable city,” saad ni Cayetano.

 

Aniya pa ng alkalde, ang “walkable city,” ay matuturing na rin na, “safe and healthy city.”

 

Mula ng maluklok sa pwesto, iginiit ni Mayor Lino na malahalagang parte sa kanyang 10-point agenda ang gawing mas ligtas at malusog ang lungsod ng Taguig.

 

“Our leadership has been consistent with its mandate in regulating the use of and access to streets, highways and public roads and has regularly implemented clearing of all public roads in the city of all obstructions that may endanger the safety and impede pedestrian and vehicular traffic flow,” dagdag pa ni Mayor Lino.

 

Sa mga nakalipas na taon, patuloy na isinasagawa ng lungsod ng Taguig ang clearing operations nito kada 5 hanggang 7 beses sa isang linggo upang matanggal ang mga nakaharang sa mga lansangan at mga daanan.###


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