MMDA eyes motorcycle lane along Commonwealth Avenue by mid-Feb | Inquirer News

MMDA eyes motorcycle lane along Commonwealth Avenue by mid-Feb

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 05:11 PM January 25, 2023

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Wednesday announced that the resolution on the creation of a motorcycle lane in Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City has already been approved, albeit with a few revisions.

FILE PHOTO: Trucks, cars and motorcycles negotiate the Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City in this file photo taken on August 6, 2021. INQUIRER file photo / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

MANILA, Philippines — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is eyeing to complete the motorcycle-only lane along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City in mid-February.

MMDA chairman Armando Artes on Wednesday said the agency is now putting up lane markings and road signs for the motorcycle lane along the avenue.

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“We expect it to be finished by middle of February at masisimulan na po natin iyong pag-implement nitong exclusive motorcycle lane and PUV lane dito sa Commonwealth,” he said in a public briefing.

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(We expect it to be finished by the middle of February, and we can start using the exclusive motorcycle and PUV lanes along Commonwealth.)

“We don’t want to start it na hindi kumpleto itong mga road signages natin at iyong lane markings para wala pong excuse iyong mga motorista na mag-violate nitong mga exclusive lanes na ito,” Artes said.

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(We don’t want to start it without the road signages and lane markings so motorcyclists won’t have any excuse to violate these lanes.)

The exclusive lane, he said, aims to reduce the number of accidents and improve traffic flow along Commonwealth Avenue.

The MMDA will also form a motorcycle-riding academy in the first quarter of 2023.

“Io-orient po ulit sila sa traffic laws and regulations. Tuturuan sila ng tamang disiplina sa pagpapatakbo ng motorsiklo sa ating daan. Ituturo din ang basic riding course para makaiwas sila sa aksidente. Tuturuan sila ng mga basic emergency response,” Artes said.

(They will be oriented again on traffic laws and regulations. They will be taught proper discipline in riding a motorcycle on the road. They will also be taught basic riding courses to avoid accidents. Lastly, they will be taught basic emergency response.)

READ: MMDA to establish motorcycle riding academy

Interested motorists may enroll for free.

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