MMDA repaints pedestrian lanes ahead of school opening
MANILA, Philippines–The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will start repainting all pedestrian lanes in the metropolis ahead of the school opening on June 2.
Starting Thursday, the MMDA will prioritize the repainting of lanes near schools and universities as part of the agency’s road safety measure, MMDA chairman Francis Tolentino said.
Tolentino said in a statement on Tuesday that at least 1,300 pedestrian lanes will be repainted with thermoplastic materials, which are reflectorized and do not fade easily.
“This is our contribution to the Department of Education’s annual Balik-Eskwela program. We at the MMDA are optimistic that the students will make use of pedestrian lanes to avoid accidents caused by jaywalking,” Tolentino said.
Tasked to lead the repainting is the agency’s Traffic Engineering Center and Metro Parkways Clearing Group.
The project, according to Tolentino, aims to boost its campaign against jaywalking.
He said jaywalking is among the contributors of traffic problems and road accidents in Metro Manila.
In the MMDA website, it said that as of March 25, 133,027 jaywalkers have been apprehended by the agency.
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