MMDA: Malls adjusting skeds to help ease holiday traffic

/ 05:25 AM October 08, 2017

As the holiday season draws near, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) expects to reduce by at least 3,200 the number of vehicles plying Edsa during the morning rush hour by implementing traffic measures involving shopping malls located along the major thoroughfare.

Starting Oct. 15, malls across the capital would no longer be allowed to hold weekday sales, according to Jojo Garcia, MMDA assistant general manager for planning.


The mall operators also agreed to the MMDA’s request to open late at 11 a.m. and hold nighttime deliveries for nonperishable goods.

Garcia said the MMDA would implement these measures a month earlier than last year and up to Jan. 15 next year.


Based on MMDA data, the number of vehicles in Metro Manila increases by 20 percent in the period leading to Christmas.

With these measures, it is estimated that around 200 vehicles making trips to each mall may be taken off total volume on Edsa during the morning rush hour, Garcia said. —Jovic Yee

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Holiday Traffic, Metro Manila malls, Metro Manila traffic, MMDA
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2020 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.