- Establishing a Motorcycle Lane Along Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA)
- MMDA Resolution No. 001-12
January 26, 2012
MMDA RESOLUTION NO. 001-12
ESTABLISHING A MOTORCYCLE LANE ALONG EPIFANIO DELOS SANTOS AVENUE (EDSA)
WHEREAS, the number of motorcycles traversing Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) has steadily proliferated; for the Year 2011, 6,559 were observed to ply the Northbound lane and 5173 along the Southbound lane on a daily basis, representing a nineteen percent (19%) increase from the Year 2010;
WHEREAS, motorcycles cause traffic congestion and endanger the safety of motorists and vehicle riders;
WHEREAS, from 2009 to 2010, there was a marked seventy-two percent (72%) increase in motorcycle-related accidents along EDSA that resulted in damage to property and physical injuries, both fatal and non-fatal;
WHEREAS, the number of motorcycle-related accidents only slightly decreased during Calendar Year 2011, and still represented a sixty percent (60%) increase from Calendar Year 2009;
WHEREAS, there is an urgent need to adopt additional measures to address the alarming increase in motorcycle-related accidents;
WHEREAS, last year, the MMDA established motorcycles lanes along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City and Macapagal Avenue in the cities of Pasay and Para aque; cDCHaS
WHEREAS, the establishment of the said lanes resulted in the orderly flow of traffic along the said major thoroughfares;
WHEREAS, in line with this Authority's public safety and traffic management mandates under
WHEREAS, Section 3 of
WHEREAS, Section 5 of
NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved as it is hereby resolved, pursuant to Section 6 of
SECTION 1. Establishment of EDSA Motorcycle Lanes. A non-exclusive lane for motorcycles and scooters is hereby established along both sides of EDSA, Northbound and Southbound (the EDSA Motorcycle Lanes), as follows:
1.1. One (1) EDSA Motorcycle Lane shall be on each of the Northbound and Southbound lanes of EDSA. cACHSE
1.2. The EDSA Motorcycle Lane shall be the fourth (4th) lane from the right sidewalk.
1.3. The EDSA Motorcycle Lanes shall run the length of EDSA from Monumento, Caloocan City to SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City, and vice versa.
1.4. To properly advise and inform the public of the location of the EDSA Motorcycle Lanes, the said lanes shall be identified with road markings and signages in accordance with international standards.
SECTION 2. The term "non-exclusive", when used in this Resolution shall mean that private vehicles, with the exception of Public Utility Buses (PUBs) may also traverse the EDSA Motorcycle Lanes. However, unless otherwise provided in Section 3 hereof or when necessitated by emergencies, motorcycles and scooters may not use the other lanes of EDSA.
SECTION 3. Motorcycles and scooters may deviate from the EDSA Motorcycle Lane when making a turn or U-turn at authorized streets or U-turn slots; Provided, that the said vehicles shall gradually shift to the side of EDSA without swerving, and shall begin shifting lanes not less than two hundred meters (200 m.) from the relevant street or U-turn slot, making the appropriate signals and observing all other traffic rules and regulations.
SECTION 4. The penalty for violation of Sections 1, 2 and 3 above shall be Php500.00.
SECTION 5. This Resolution shall take effect ten (10) days after publication in two newspapers of general circulation.
DONE and CONFIRMED this 26th day of January 2012, in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. prcd
ATTY. FRANCIS N. TOLENTINO
Metro Manila Development Authority
HON. BENJAMIN C. ABALOS, JR.
HON. VERGEL A. AGUILAR
Las Pi as City
HON. HERBERT M. BAUTISTA
HON. FLORENCIO M. BERNABE, JR.
Para aque City
HON. JEJOMAR ERWIN S. BINAY, JR.
HON. ENRICO R. ECHIVERRI
HON. GUIA G. COMEZ
San Juan City
HON. ROBERT C. EUSEBIO
HON. DEL R. DE GUZMAN
HON. SHERWIN T. GATCHALIAN
HON. ALFREDO S. LIM
City of Manila
HON. JAIME C. MEDINA
Municipality of Pateros
HON. CANUTO S. ORETA
HON. ALDRIN L. SAN PEDRO
HON. JOHN REY M. TIANGCO
HON. MA. LAARNI L. CAYETANO
HON. ANTONIO G. CALIXTO
HON. EDGAR R. ERICE
President, MM Vice Mayors' League
HON. SERAFIN Y. BERNARDINO
President, MM Councilors' League