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‘No garage, no new car’ - proposed House Bill #31.


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I am in complete agreement.  You should not be allowed to buy a vehicle unless you have a place to park it off the street.

https://ph.yahoo.com/news/bill-seeks-parking-space-requirement-for-vehicles-071911263.html


Tue, August 2, 2022 at 3:19 PM
Congressman Lord Allan Jay Velasco has filed a bill that requires for a permanent parking space before a motorist can purchase and register their vehicles.
Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Jay Velasco has filed a bill that requires for a permanent parking space before motorists can buy and register their vehicles. (Photo: Lord Allan Jay Velasco/Facebook)
Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Jay Velasco has filed a bill requiring permanent parking space before motorists can buy and register their vehicles in hopes to decongest traffic in urban areas.

During the filing of House Bill No. 31, Velasco said that car owners who park on public roads worsen street congestion in several metropolitan areas identified by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) such as Metro Manila.

Other areas covered by the bill are the following:

Angeles City in Pampanga

Bacolod City in Negros Occidental

Baguio City in Benguet

Batangas City in Batangas

Cagayan de Oro City in Misamis Oriental

Cebu City in Cebu

Dagupan City in Pangasinan

Davao City in Davao del Sur

Iloilo City in Iloilo

Naga City in Camarines Sur, and

Olongapo City in Zambales, among others.

According to the congressman, the bill would make an adequate parking space a requirement for anyone who wants to buy a motor vehicle meant to be used in metropolitan areas.

"Private cars are easy to own and cheap to use. While traffic congestion can be the result of a myriad of causes, the same is exacerbated by car owners who routinely use public roads as parking spaces," Velasco noted.

"When roads become parking lots, there will be longer trip times and increased vehicular queuing. It has been acutely observed that this situation is prevalent in the mentioned metropolitan areas," he added.

HB No. 31 will also require the Land Transportation Office (LTO) to check if applicants have complied with all the necessary requirements. An LTO official who fails to do so will be suspended for three months without pay.

Meanwhile, vehicle owners without the required parking area will have their registration revoked for three years and will be slapped with a 50,000-peso fine.

Under the bill, any concerned citizen can report violations to the LTO, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), the metropolitan coordinating council, or the engineering office of the local government unit (LGU) regarding motor vehicles parked on the streets, alleys, among others.

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Post no parking signs that are difficult to remove, wheel lock violators.  Granted, the car will be stuck there for a bit exacerbating the problem briefly but after paying the release fee, I'm pretty certain they won't do it again.  Good revenue raiser as well.  Yep, open to corruption but what isn't here?   

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14 minutes ago, BrettGC said:

wheel lock violators. 

Our neighboring Barangay has posted signs and started wheel locking.........granted it is only on the street where the Barangay captain lives,,but hey, its a start :hystery:

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2 hours ago, Mike J said:

I am in complete agreement.  You should not be allowed to buy a vehicle unless you have a place to park it off the street.

Sorry Mike but I have to disagree with you.  For sure you have somewhere to park your car as do I ( at the moment in my current rental) but many others don't have that luxury.  Why should they be without a car also?  Back in the UK millions of people do not have a space to park their car so they park it outside the best that they can. If they park in a restricted area/no parking zone they will be dealt with accordingly, clamped/towed away/fined etc.

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2 hours ago, Mike J said:

Congressman Lord Allan Jay Velasco has filed a bill that requires for a permanent parking space before a motorist can purchase and register their vehicles

Its a great start, but something needs to be done at the other end.  Condos and hotels need to have parking for their guests and stores need to have parking for their customers.  There should be a requirement that businesses allot a certain number of parking spots according to their occupancy limits.  Just MHO

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This guy ( gadget addict )  goes out with the MMDA every day. And every day the MMDA hauls away motorbikes, cars and trikes.. all parked illegally and all parked because theres no parking or people too cheap to pay. He posts almost every day. And every day the lead guy with MMDA clearing operations speaks and explains to the those whos vehicles hes removing why they are being removed. He rarely loses his cool despite knowing every day there will be so many illegally parked vehicles to deal with.

 

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14 hours ago, Dave Hounddriver said:

stores need to have parking for their customers

My wife was pleasantly surprised to see that doctors, dentists, and just about every business has parking spaces for their patients and customers in the States. She hopes that her homeland (the Philippines) will eventually have this too.

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4 hours ago, Lieutenant Dan said:

My wife was pleasantly surprised to see that doctors, dentists, and just about every business has parking spaces for their patients and customers in the States. She hopes that her homeland (the Philippines) will eventually have this too.

That would be nice for sure.  Part of the problem is that many, perhaps most, smaller businesses are built right up to the edge of the road and take up the entirety of the lot.  In the USA the building codes require X number of parking spaces based on the size and type of business.  

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1 minute ago, Mike J said:

 Part of the problem is that many, perhaps most, smaller businesses are built right up to the edge of the road and take up the entirety of the lot.   

This is true. It's just recently that many Filipinos own a car and or scooters. In the past they mostly take a trike or something. 

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Tokyo, Japan has an ordinance requiring proof of parking space before you can purchase a car.  An inspector verifies its existence.  You can also rent space in a garage, but the requirement is a minimum 3-year contract.  

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