A weekly update on the latest developments in local motoring centering on the country’s transportation concerns and traffic management issues in the Metro.
MMDA's Proposed Traffic Schemes
A number of new traffic schemes have been implemented over the past few
months. The motoring public has agreed on some, while other schemes have
stirred serious conversations and further issues. Here are updates from the
Metropolitan Manila Development Authority or MMDA on which proposed traffic
schemes have been approved or not.
The MMDA have proposed several traffic schemes to the Metro Manila Council
during the meeting with the mayor. According to the agency, the proposal
includes the request of the Congressmen for immunity from any apprehension.
Additionally, the MMDA also proposed the "one way, all the way" in EDSA and
C5 although it was disapproved.
Moreover, the proposed "odd-even" number coding scheme has been recommended
for further study as that's how policies and traffic schemes are being
implemented, according to the MMDA.
On the other hand, the agency says that the approved proposals include the
carpooling system which means that motorists who are riding by themselves
are not authorized to use EDSA.
With this, the MMDA says that they are already working on the IRR of the
The MMDA adds once the IRR is completed, the agency will be looking to
propose another policy regarding the tints of the car to ensure the
effective apprehension of motorists who will violate the rules and
regulations in carpooling.