Cebu truck ban eyed during APEC meet.
Cebu City - Traffic authorities in Cebu said the traffic dry run conducted last Thursday for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings was smooth and successful.
Cebu City Transportation Office operations chief Jonathan Tumulak, however, suggested a truck ban during the holding of the APEC meetings to ensure the smoother flow of vehicular traffic along major thoroughfares and roads.
Tumulak said that the presence of trucks along the route during the traffic dry run slightly delayed the movement of vehicles from one venue to another.
The traffic dry run was conducted along the APEC route in the cities of Cebu, Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu.
The traffic dry run showed that it will take about 31 minutes for the convoy of delegates to reach Marco Polo Plaza Cebu in Cebu City from Shangri-La Mactan Resort & Spa in Lapu-Lapu City.
Mandaue already has a truck ban from 5 a.m. to 8 a.m. but Tumulak batted for an extended period.
The Cebu Truckers Association Incorporated said that although it would hamper the delivery of products, they will abide by any ruling pertaining to a truck ban during the APEC meetings.
The third APEC Senior Officials' Meeting will be held in Cebu from August 22 to September 6 this year.