According to MMDA Assistant General Manager for Planning Jojo Garcia, public utility vehicles such as buses, UV Express, and jeepneys are prohibited from going outside the yellow lane starting today. However, private vehicles are still allowed to enter yellow lanes 100 meters away before the exit.
Furthermore, Garcia also added that the 1st lane from the sidewalk is strictly for loading and unloading zones only, while the second lane is intended for provincial and point-to-point (P2P) buses. The Assistant General Manager said that unloading or loading passengers on the second lane is strictly prohibited.
On the other hand, MMDA will also conduct a 2-day dry run for the strict implementation of motorcycle lanes (blue lanes) along EDSA starting today. A more stringent implementation will officially start on Wednesday, November 22. Of note, riders are allowed to freely overtake on the left-most lane.
Violators will be fined P500 per violation via no-contact apprehension policy to avoid inconvenience caused by obstruction on the road. With these modification, MMDA is hoping to make the traffic flow in EDSA smoother.
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