Lawmakes and MMDA discuss measures related to Commonwealth MC Lane

In October of last year, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and the Metro Manila Council (MMC) agreed in principle to establish exclusive lanes for motorcycles and public utility vehicles (PUVs) along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City.

Now after 4 months of preparation, the MMDA is getting ready to enforce the MC lane in what is considered the country’s widest thoroughfare.

MMDA acting chairman, Romando Artes, has met with 1-Rider party-list representatives Bonifacio Bosita and Rodge Gutierrez and discussed measures related to the implementation of the MC lane. According to a statement, 1-Rider proposed an “appropriate distance of the exclusive motorcycle lane, signages and road markings” that MMDA should implement, during their meeting with Artes.

Under the MMDA Resolution No. 22-15, the right outermost lane of Commonwealth Avenue shall be designated as an exclusive bicycle lane. The second lane and third lane of the same avenue will be designated as exclusive Public Utility Vehicles (for jeeps, UV Express, buses) and motorcycle lanes, respectively. The remaining lanes of Commonwealth Avenue shall be utilized by all other motor vehicles.

The agency, in coordination and cooperation with the Department of Public Works (DPWH) and Highways, as well as the Quezon City LGU shall install appropriate traffic signs and apply the proper lane markings along Commonwealth Avenue from Elliptical Road to Doña Carmen Subdivision and vice versa as a guide to motorists and to delineate the exclusive lanes from one another.