Poll: Should the MMDA implement a motorcycle-only lane on EDSA?

Is this a good idea?
by Drei Laurel | Feb 1, 2019
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So the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has expressed its intention to implement a motorcycle-only lane on EDSA. The move is part of the agency’s lane-width-reduction proposal for the busy thoroughfare, and its reception has been mixed.

On one side of the fence, there are motorists and riders who believe that it’s about time a lane exclusive to motorcycles on EDSA is implemented—that riders pay taxes, too, and that giving them their own separate lane will make EDSA both safer and more organized.

On the other side, we have people who are convinced that such an idea is a waste of time—that the MMDA is better off trying to enforce existing rules, that there’s no keeping two-wheelers from weaving in and out of lanes haphazardly, and that placing such a lane next to one reserved for public buses is an accident waiting to happen.

Us? We’re just waiting to see how this thing pans out. But we’d definitely love to know which side you guys, our readers, are on with regard this proposal. Are you in favor or against the implementation of a motorcycle-only lane on EDSA? Let us know your answer in the poll below:

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