According to the recent news from Rappler, The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced last June 22, that they will close down Half of EDSA on June 28 for a road-sharing scheme experiment.
On June 28 from 12am to 11:59PM, both south-bound and north-bound lanes of Ortigas to SM Mall of Asia portion of ESDA will be separated into 5 smaller lanes.
Lane 1 – (lane closest to existing sidewalks) – Walk lane
Lane 2 – Bike lane
Lane 3 – City buses
Lane 4 – Provincial buses and private vehicles
Lane 5 – Private vehicles
This will be the first time EDSA will become a shared road.
“The aim of the road-sharing scheme is to introduce a transportation system with a reduced number of private cars” – said environmental lawyer Antonio Oposa Jr
The Share the Road scheme aims to improve traffic in Philippine cities by encouraging people to walk, bike or find alternative modes of transportation.
June 28 is just a Test and a Proof-of-Concept too check is the scheme can be done. Do you think this scheme will work? Share your thoughts below.
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