MMDA targets Commonwealth motorcycle lane

The special lane is aimed at reducing the number of accidents and to improve the flow of traffic along Commonwealth Avenue

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority on Wednesday announced that the proposed exclusive lane for motorcycles along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City may finally be implemented in February.

MMDA chairperson Romando Artes said that they are looking to finish setting up the motorcycle lane by the middle of next month.

“We don’t want to start it with our road signage and lane markings incomplete, so that motorists have no excuse to violate these exclusive lanes,” Artes said.

The special lane is aimed at reducing the number of accidents and to improve the flow of traffic along Commonwealth Avenue.

According to the MMDA, 24,000 motorcycle-related accidents were recorded in 2022, with at least 258 accidents resulted in deaths.

In December, the MMDA said it is considering setting up more motorcycle lanes on major roads in Metro Manila by next year to prevent motorcycle-related crashes.

MMDA deputy chairperson Frisco San Juan Jr., meantime, cited the success of establishing an exclusive motorcycle lane along Commonwealth Avenue and stressed that they are looking into the possibility of replicating the scheme as a traffic management solution on major thoroughfares in the metropolis.

“We are studying the establishment of motorcycle lanes because of its success along Commonwealth Avenue. We could review and implement this scheme in various major roads in Metro Manila,” San Juan said.

In October, the Metro Manila Council, composed of Metro Manila mayors, agreed in principle to establish an exclusive motorcycle lane on Commonwealth Avenue to avert road crashes.


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