Councilor Henry Gadiano has urged the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and City Engineering Office to put up pedestrian lanes along national highways and city roads fronting schools and churches in Puerto Princesa City.
In a resolution filed Monday, November 13, Gadiano observed that many parts of the city where there are heavy traffic of civilians do not yet have pedestrian lanes and are thus a potential cause for accidents.
“Currently, there are some churches and schools along national highways and city roads that don’t have pedestrian lanes,” he told Palawan News.
He note as examples a church along Malvar St. and Roxas St., and Sta. Monica National High School as having no designated pedestrian lanes.
Gadiano said places like these have the heaviest volume of pedestrians, aside from malls and other business establishments fronting national highways and city roads.
“These are places commonly frequented by our constituents yet they are not assured of their safety due to the absence of those lanes,” he said.
Gadiano said the pedestrian lanes “will serve as a clear warning sign for every motorist to give way,” especially to students and the elderlies.
“When roads have these pedestrian lanes, motorists slow down,” he said.