Davao City councilor to propose ‘no garage, no new car’ policy

Subscribe Now July 15, 2019 at 06:22am

COUNCILOR CONRADO C. Baluran, head of the Davao City council committee on transportation and communications, is filing a proposal that will require those who want to buy new vehicles to first show proof of having parking space.

“In this manner, it does not only lessen the volume of vehicles plying our streets but also, thus, clear our side streets of obstruction due to illegal parking,” said Mr. Baluran. He added that while it is true that anyone has the right to buy a vehicle, “(b)ut when such right has started to cause discomfort to others and in public in general, then social responsibility will be taken into consideration.” Based on the 2017 record of the Land Transportation Office, there were 28,297 private vehicles and 5,517 public utility vehicles registered in the city. Mr. Baluran said the number of vehicles on the roads has been rapidly increasing due to the robust economic development, not just those registered in the city but also those coming in and out for commercial and tourism purposes.

Source: bworldonline.com

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