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Mayor orders ‘pick and go’ scheme for east bound PUJs

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Mayor Beng Climaco has issued an executive order directing an experimental “pick and go” scheme for east coast bound public utility jeepneys, naming certain streets for parking, loading and unloading areas to decongest traffic in the city’s central business district.

In her Executive Order No. BC382 issued on May 25 and concurred by the Sangguniang Panlungsod through Resolution No. 752 on June 5, ordered that only one PUJ unit is allowed to load passengers in the designated areas as follows:

For PUJs plying Guiwan and Zambowood, the terminal is at Zaragosa St. with Gen. Wood St. as unloading area and Saavedra St. (east side) for loading area; Rio Hondo at G.V. Alvarez St., unloading and loading Rizal St. (Red Cross side) and Rizal St. (Barter Trade side), respectively; Talon-Talon at G.V. Alvarez St., unloading at Villalobos St (Back of Chong Hua towards Rizal St.) and loading at Zaragosa St. (Back of Chong Hua towards Corcuerra St.).

Jeepneys plying Sta. Catalina and Kasanyangan, the terminal is ay Zaragosa St., unloading at Rizal St. (Red Cross side) and loading at Zaragosa St. (Back of Chong Hua towards Corcuerra St.); Mampang/Arena Blanco terminal at G.V. Alvarez St., unloading at Rizal St. (Red Cross side) and loading at Rizal St. (Barter Trade side); Sevilla St. is terminal for PUJs plying Tetuan, Putik, Mercedes, Lunzuran and Taluksangay, unloading and loading at existing area; Tugbungan, Tumaga-Luyahan, Tumaga Porecentro, Culianan and Cabaluay will have their terminal at San Jose Panigayan St., unloading and loading at existing area.

The “No Parking” along the entire stretch of P. Reyes St. has also been amended, to wit: P. Reyes St, from junction I. Magno St. towards junction T. Claudio St-P. Reyes St. for motorcycles diagonal parking only, similar to Barcelona St. and La Purisima St.

The four-wheeled vehicle parallel parking only is designated at Barcelona St from junction I. Magno St. towards junction Gov. Lim Ave-Barcelona St.; Orendain St, G.V. Alvarez St., and Zaragosa St. from junction Maria Clara St.-Zaragoza St towards junction Corcuerra St.

Under the EO, loading and unloading of cargoes shall be allowed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the following streets: Gov. Lim Ave., Mercado St., T. Claudio St., P. Reyes St., M. Ledesma St., Almonte St. and Varela St. subject to certain conditions like 15-minute timeframe, among others.

Vehicles responding to emergency situations are exempted from the order, which took effect 15 days upon concurrence of the Sangguniang Panlungsod.-(Vic Larato/PR)




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