BAGUIO CITY – On an experimental basis, Session road shall be converted as a green lane on Dec. 1, with all vehicles going downwards, thus minimizing traffic and eliminating excessive exhaust smoke.
A bicycle lane within the same area is envisioned next, the mayor said.
Mayor Reinaldo Bautista, Jr. made the announcement during the regular media ugnayan last week, saying the moves are towards “pedestrianization” of the area. The actions are geared towards less pollution in the area, and a greener environment for the city.
The green lane starts at the Baguio Post Office, with exit points, noted as “orange lanes” in Assumption road and Mabini street. Parking areas, or “yellow lanes” are available along Calderon street, lower Mabini street and the upward lane of Session road.
All these are with the church and Bishop Carlito Cenzon’s support, the mayor said. A professor and students’ group from the academe, dubbed as the E-cademe team are supportive of the pedestrianization of Session road, he added. The group is working for advocacy programs
The mayor is also pushing for a dual odd-even traffic scheme, which envisions lesser vehicle on the road at given times of the day, and of certain days of the week. This would entail the amendment of the traffic ordinance, the mayor said. –juliegfianza