Cebu councilor mulls green parking lots


Cebu City Councilor Jerry Guardo has proposed an ordinance that will transform open parking spaces to green spaces.

The proposal entitled “The Green Open Parking Space” covers all open parking spaces or lots used for commercial and industrial purposes.

Since most of the parking spaces in the city are bare and open, the measure aims to have the placement of trees in between parking space of the vehicles to provide shade and a greener city to the public. (

These open parking spaces will also serve as a relocation site for the earth-balled trees affected by government projects, said Guardo.

The ordinance likewise requires establishments to integrate green environmental spaces prior to any development of parking spaces.