March 17, 2023
Exclusive Motorcycle Lane Dry Run Along Commonwealth Avenue Extended for Another Week
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will extend for another week the dry run of the exclusive motorcycle (MC) lane along Commonwealth Avenue to give way to the patching works being undertaken by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and to give more time to the motorists to be familiar with the policy.
According to MMDA Acting Chairman Atty. Don Artes, the DPWH will continue its patching works along the area that started last week, in response to the request of the MMDA based on the social media concerns received by the agency from motorists that the highway has uneven portions and has potholes.
He also said that the extended dry run will give more time for the information drive regarding the policy.
"We opt to continue the dry run of the exclusive motorcycle lane along Commonwealth Ave. from Elliptical Road to Doña Carmen and vice versa. In coordination with the DPWH, their patch works in the area will continue to address the issues on the said road," Artes said.
“The MMDA is grateful to the DPWH for acting quickly to our repair works request which would help in lessening accidents,” the Chairman expressed.
“With another week of dry run, we hope to inform more motorists to avoid confusion before full implementation,” he added.
There have been 9,757 flagged down motorcycle riders and four-wheel private vehicle drivers from March 9 to March 16; 7,584 of which are private vehicles while 2,173 are motorcycles.
Aside from the road patch works, the MMDA is also eyeing to install reflectors and solar street lamps to light up the area that would help avoid accidents.
The designated MC lane is located on the third lane from the sidewalk and is aimed to reduce motorcycle-related road crash incidents and ensure smooth traffic flow along Commonwealth Avenue.
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