MMDA OKs return of MC Lane

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), various stakeholders from the government and private sector, and motorcycle groups, have concluded the 2-day workshop that aims to have a consensus and action plan to further improve traffic management along major thoroughfares in Metro Manila.

As the workshop concluded, it was agreed that a new and exclusive motorcycle lane (MC Lane) will be implemented along Commonwealth Avenue.

The new exclusive motorcycle lane will be the third lane from the shoulder. Starting from the bicycle lane, the second will be the Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) lane and the third lane of Commonwealth Avenue will be the designated MC Lane. The remaining lanes up to the center of the thoroughfare will be limited to private vehicles as well as trucks.

“One lane for the bike lane, one lane for the PUVs and one lane for the motorcycle,” said MMDA acting chairman, Carlo Dimayuga III.

Dimayuga also added that the MMDA is studying the possibility of putting a similar exclusive MC Lane along EDSA. The MMDA has yet to announce the target implementation date of the new exclusive MC Lane pending the approval of the Metro Manila Council (MMC) which consist of the 17 Metro Manila mayors.