City Hall starts carless Tuesdays
The city government started the implementation of carless Tuesdays at City Hall as part of the overall efforts of the city to reduce air pollution at the central business district.
Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong announced the implementation of carless Tuesdays at City Hall premises effective Jan. 21 and urged city officials and employees to cooperate.
He pointed out the need for concerned agencies and the city government to adopt the measures to address the need to improve the city’s air quality at the CBD where air quality is good to fair.
Magalong said he will take the public transport in going to office.
The city government earlier implemented carless Mondays in City Hall but most of the city officials, especially the councilors, complained on the inconveniences they encountered.
During carless Tuesdays, no motor vehicles will be allowed to park within the premises of City Hall and city officials and employees reporting for regular work will have to use the public transport or leave their private vehicles outside the premises of City Hall.
Based on Environmental Management Bureau-CAR data, air quality in the city has been good to fair over the past several years, with the worst reading at the CBD during rush hours, contrary to what has been projected as the bad state of the city’s air quality.
The city’s air quality is good within the Camp John Hay and Gibraltar – areas where ambient air quality monitoring stations had been installed. – PIO release