67 barangays found capable of providing parking spaces
The city government’s traffic technical working group (TWG) said that 67 of the 128 barangays have available spaces for pay parking.
Engr. Richard Lardizabal, head of the Traffic and Transportation Management Division under the City Engineering Office, said the barangays with sufficient areas for pay parking slots can accommodate 805 private vehicles, 57 motorcycles, and 432 public utility jeepneys.
The city government earlier ordered an audit of barangays that have available spaces for pay parking to help ease the flow of vehicles, particularly at night or during emergency situations.
The TWG recommended that barangays impose a parking fee of P60 per day and P75 for overnight parking for vehicles. The collection will be divided between the city government and the barangays on a 50-50 sharing.
Motorcycles will be charged P10 per day and P15 for overnight parking, but rates will still depend on the amount approved by the city council.
Results of the audit on available pay parking slots in the 67 barangays will be submitted to the council for the passage of an ordinance declaring the use of barangay roads for pay parking purposes.
The city government is aggressively implementing the anti-road obstruction order in all barangays although some have passed ordinances governing the implementation of pay parking in their areas of jurisdiction.
The city government, however, deemed it best to regulate pay parking operations in the barangays by allowing only those with enough spaces to declare their areas for parking and collect fees. – PIO release