Mandaue councilor proposes ordinance on sidewalk criteria for future road projects

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A MANDAUE City councilor has proposed an ordinance during the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) regular session that aims to require a sidewalk for all the future road infrastructure projects in the city.

Councilor Jimmy Lumapas, chairman of the committee on transportation, told reporters on Monday, July 18, 2022, that he authored the draft ordinance following the suggestion of the Mandaue City Enforcement Unit (MCEU) and the Traffic Enforcement Agency of Mandaue (Team).

The draft ordinance states that future road infrastructure will be required to have a sidewalk that will vary in size depending on the area where they are constructed.

For national roads, sidewalks must be at least three meters, two meters for city roads, and 1.5 to 1.2 meters for barangay roads.

These sidewalks must be concrete with drainage and elevated by at least eight inches, said Lumapas.

Lumapas said his measure emphasizes the safety of the pedestrians, adding that road accidents happen in Mandaue City.

The proposed ordinance has already passed second reading and it would possibly undergo third reading in the city’s next SP regular session on Monday, July 25.

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