After the Department of Transportation (DOTr) shared how they plan on “transforming” EDSA with a new traffic scheme, MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim added that they will also put up bike lanes along the busy road.
This was proposed by the DOTr to complement the Department’s “new normal” that promotes the use of non-motorized transport (NMT) as a measure to abate the COVID threat by maintaining physical distancing, deliver substantial environmental and health benefits, and achieve efficient use of road space.
“Yung mga lanes natin sa EDSA, 3.2 meters ‘yan e. Pasok pa rin yan sa national standard. Babawasan natin nang konti ang mga ‘yan and makakapag-generate tayo ng mga 1.5 meters na additional lane. So eventually ‘yan ang gagawin nating bike lane. Right now, makakapagdedicate tayo ng maliit na lane para sa bisikleta,” Chairman Lim said. [The lanes on EDSA are 3.2 meters, which is in line with the national standard. We will remove a nit of that to generate an additional lane of 1.5 meters. Eventually, that will turn into a bike lane. Right now, we will be able to dedicate a small lane for bicycles.]
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