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MMDA Plans Exclusive Motorcycle Lane to be Implemented in EDSA by 2020

Fenced lanes exclusively for motorcycles along Edsa may rise next year if the plans of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) pushes through.

MMDA Plans
Image lifted from Inquirer.net

According to the article of Inquirer.net, EDSA currently has a designated motorcycle lane that can be identified by blue lines, but it is not exclusive to motorcycles as other vehicles may use it as well.

The MMDA also noticed that motorcycle riders do not follow the designated lane for them, so the agency plans to pave the dedicated lane for motorcycles.

MMDA Plans
Image from: Top Gear Philippines

“Napakahirap po ipatupad ng motorcycle lane considering the limited manpower the MMDA has. Napakahirap din ng non-contact apprehension kasi napakaliit o walang plaka ‘yung karamihan,” MMDA traffic czar Edison “Bong” Nebrija said.

Bong Nebrija revealed that there is a plan for a dedicated motorcycle lane with fences. He said the project was just looking for funds before it will be implemented. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said it was aware and agreed.

MMDA Plans
Image from: Facebook

“Pinag-uusapan na po namin together with DPWH ‘yung paglalagay ng dedicated lane. Kung matutuloy ito, ito ay naka-polar, hindi sila pwedeng labas-pasok,” said Nebrija.

“Nakita ko na ‘yung plano, hinahanapan na lang siguro ‘yung pondo para ipatupad dahil bibili tayo ng polars. ‘Yan ‘yung ipapangbakod natin diyan para ma-segregate din ang buses and private vehicles,” MMDA official added.

So far the MMDA has focused on putting up barricades some parts of EDSA to keep pedestrians on the sidewalk.

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