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The suggested streets are located in Districts 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 11, as well as Tan Phu, Binh Thanh, Go Vap, Binh Tan, Thu Duc, Binh Chanh, Hoc Mon and Can Gio Districts, said Dau An Phuc, head of the department’s Traffic Infrastructure Exploitation Management Office.
The department also asked the People’s Committee to removed 69 of the 160 streets on the current list of roadsides that have been set up as parking lots.
In addition, parking lots on parts of 34 streets should also be removed. These streets are among the 73 streets where parking lots have been allowed on certain sections of their roadways.
Along with the ban, the department also asked the authorities to license parking on the roadways of 10 new streets and on the pavements of eight new roads.
“We proposed the new parking lots on these streets since they are roads with wide roadways and roadsides that will not affect traffic order and safety,” Phuc explained.
Since the current parking area in the city is not enough to meet the public’s demand, the introduction of new proper parking lots is necessary, he added.
An eatery occupies the entire roadside of Ta Uyen Street in District 5 for business (Photo: Tuoi Tre)
The local government will consider the proposal and when it issues a decision it will take effect 10 days after the signing date, he said.
Phuc also told Tuoi Tre that the proposed ban is in line with the plan launched by the National Traffic Safety Committee on December 6, 2011, in which the committee requested that all large cities improve management of roadways, pavements and traffic safety corridors to minimize traffic accidents and traffic jams.
The proposed ban is the first move in the re-arrangement of the use of roadways and roadsides in the city this year, Phuc said.
“We will continue following the licensing of roadways and roadsides for business activities or parking, and based on the actual traffic situation on streets, we will draft other proposals to improve traffic safety and alleviate congestion.”