On March 9, 2023, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) started the dry run for the Motorcycle (MC) Lane along the stretch of Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City.
Since then, the MMDA reports that they have flagged down a total of 949 motorcycle riders who violated the new MC Lane rule.
“We are hopeful that these numbers will continue to decline as we continue to guide our motorists for another week of test run for the exclusive motorcycle lane on the largest highway in the metropolis,” said MMDA Acting Chairman, Don Artes.
Besides the motorcycle riders, the MMDA has also flagged down a total of 545 drivers who were not supposed to be driving their vehicles on the exclusive MC Lane.
The Chairman also said that the agency is in coordination with the Department of Public Works and Highways to conduct patch works to smoothen the road set to start within the week.
The MMDA is also eyeing putting up reflectors and solar street lamps to light up the area which would help avoid accidents.
Artes also hinted on the possible implementation of the designation of exclusive MC lanes on other major roads in the metropolis should the policy be successful in its pilot run in Commonwealth.