The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority is studying the possibility of designating the rightmost lane of EDSA for motorcycles.
According to the agency, newly-appointed MMDA chairman Benhur Abalos said that the full opening of the South Luzon Expressway-North Luzon Expressway connector is expected to ease traffic on EDSA by 30 percent.
The MMDA added, “Abalos also vowed to address the issue on U-turn slots with elevated bus ramps and hinted on putting motorcycle lanes on the right-most lane and also envisions pedestrian-friendly thoroughfares.”
Abalos also vowed to focus on the traffic situation and solid waste management in Metro Manila by working closely with concerned government agencies.
A former mayor of Mandaluyong City, Abalos recently replaced Danilo Lim as MMDA chairman. Lim, who confirmed in December last year that he tested positive for COVID-19, died due to cardiac arrest.