Thank you Mr.Fusion for this great article. I used translatorInterestingly, such implementation was in place, I don't know if anyone enforced it.
Sorry, I only know of a chinese newspaper articles, I don't know if there is a english version. But the pictures is a good illustration on what the government is trying to do.
Basically, they want 3m from the facade of the building to be reserved for people to walk on.
I think terrace on sidewalk is good for restaurant for example. But Terrace should let 1,5m free for people to walk. If there is no space less than 1,5m to walk, so no terrace.I agree, business and individual take for granted that the footpath belongs to them, you need to get rid of all business activities, no small business selling cakes or toys on the footpath, (probably means lots of market will disappear) , not allow to use it as extension of your shop and put tables etc. Get rid of all illegal constructions, stairs, etc. (This would be a big challenge, as the internal stairs is probably blocked or people sublease their 2nd/3rd floor to others, these people that live on the 2nd/3rd floor will no longer has a way to get back to their units.
When you solve that, the government also have to rebuild the footpath so it is level
Parking is not actually a big issue if the footpath is cleared, the footpath is big, it can accommodate a regular footpath as well as a car. But double park, or triple park, forcing a triple lane traffic into one lane, is a major causes of traffic jam in Phnom Penh.
I agree....Thank you Mr.Fusion for this great article. I used translator
Yes very good news.
This is an urbanism law that should be respected as much as possible every where.
In a little sidewalk, I think a minimum of 1,5 m is needed for people. Because car open the door...
Really, it is an headline in media ? So, it is good if people feels concern by that.Well according to my point of view, I think that the issues associated with land rights disputes and sidewalks continue to dominate the headlines in the media in Cambodia today.
It is good news, but I don't see it happen.Thank you Mr.Fusion for this great article. I used translator
Yes very good news.
Narrow roads means narrow sidewalk. Car opening doors is little concern, because you always check for people/things before you open the doors.In a little sidewalk, I think a minimum of 1,5 m is needed for people. Because car open the door...
City Hall is turning its focus to Phnom Penh’s “anarchic parking” situation.
Phnom Penh Governor Pa Socheatvong yesterday said the municipality plans to cancel old contracts awarding private companies the right to charge for parking in certain parts of the city, and introduce new restrictions on roadside parking in a bid to ease traffic for both vehicles and pedestrians.
The new measures, Socheatvong said, will put an end to parking on sidewalks, and curb the amount of space occupied by street vendors.
“For contracted parking and anarchic parking along some roads in the city [where] they charge for parking in front of residents’ houses, the Phnom Penh Municipality has decided to cancel this,” Socheatvong said.
“Residents must not take up the sidewalks to run their businesses – at least 50 per cent of the sidewalk must be left for pedestrians,” he added.
Socheatvong said the city would also formulate a plan to allow parking on certain streets on even-numbered days of the month, while forbidding it on odd-numbered days, but would “cut some space of gardens or parks to [create] public parking”.
Some residents, like Daun Penh district’s Sam Sareth, welcomed the plans yesterday.
“We would be very happy if municipal authorities had a measure to cancel paid parking [on sidewalks], because in the past, authorities seized sidewalks from pedestrians,” he said. “Even the front of my house was contracted to a private company to make a paid parking lot.”
However, the supervisor of a large office building on Monivong Boulevard whose sidewalks were thick with cars and SUVs yesterday, said she worried that a lack of parking might drive away business.
“The plan affects my business a little as well, [because] when our business area is short of parking for the clients,” they might go elsewhere, said the manager, who asked not to be named.
A date for implementing the plan hasn’t been set, but some City Hall officials speaking on condition of anonymity hinted it could come after the coming municipal, provincial and district council elections.
City Hall spokesman Long Dimanche, municipal deputy chief of administration Huot Hay and Phnom Penh Deputy Governor Khuong Sren all declined to comment yesterday.
That is not true, people do walk, parking space is indeed a issue, another problem is people think they must park right outside what ever they are visiting, we need major parking station, and tow away anything blocking the road, and of course reclaim and rebuild the footpath,The fact is that most of Cambodian people don't walk. Further, there aren't enough parking space in Phnom Penh.