It’s never oblivious to us that the EDSA is one of the most troublesome thoroughfares in the country. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has devised a number of ways in order to reverse this situation, like the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP), also known as the Number Coding scheme.
As such, the government agency re-implements the EDSA lane policies, which include the motorcycle lanes and yellow lanes for public utility vehicles (PUVs) with yellow plates. The designated motorcycle blue lane is the 4th one from the sidewalk, while the yellow lanes are the 2 rightmost lanes of EDSA. It’s really easy to spot them as they are color-coded.
Take note, though, that this isn’t the first time that the MMDA will enforce these policies. They are just being strict in implementing them, along with definite penalties.
The stricter motorcycle lane policy is on a dry-run as of this writing and will be officially implemented on Wednesday, November 22, 2017. However, the yellow lane rule is being enforced currently.
To avoid confusion about the EDSA lane policies, we’ve created an infographic for you below.
It’s important to note that private vehicles are only allowed to enter the yellow lanes 100 meters to/from their point of entry/exit, while loading/unloading of buses should only be done at the rightmost lane. In addition, motorcycles may use the leftmost lane (5th lane from the sidewalk) when overtaking.
Also, don’t even think about violating the rules when traffic enforcers aren’t in the area. Several CCTV cameras are in place across EDSA and you can still be fined via the no contact apprehension policy.
With all these penalties laid out, we hope that everyone will follow them to avoid unwanted fines and have a safer (and hopefully less-congested) travel along EDSA.