Motorcycle lane on EDSA may be fenced off, says MMDA exec

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Posted at Dec 23 2019 07:44 PM | Updated as of Dec 23 2019 07:58 PM

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MANILA - The government is looking to set up a dedicated, fenced-off lane for motorcycles on EDSA, an official of the agency tasked to manage traffic on Metro Manila's main road said on Monday. 

While EDSA currently has a motorcycle lane in both directions, the lanes can also be used by other private vehicles. 

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said many motorcycle riders also don't use the designated lane. 

MMDA Operations Manager Bong Nebrija said the agency doesn't have the manpower to keep motorcycle riders on their proper lanes, which is why the government is looking to fence off the EDSA motorcycle lanes. 

"Itong dedicated lane na ito, kung matutuloy ito, ito ay naka bollard, so ibig sabihin di ka na pwedeng labas pasok (sa lane)," Nebrija said in an interview with DZMM Teleradyo. 

(This dedicated lane, if it pushes through, will use bollards, which means you can't just enter and exit the lane.)

Bollards are short posts that create a physical and visual barrier.

Nebrija said he has already seen the drafts for the motorcycle lane made by the Department of Public Works and Highways. 

"Hopefully, by next year kung mapondohan (Hopefully, it pushes through next year if it gets funded)."