Without a doubt, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is taking serious moves concerning the implementation of stricter traffic rules not just to ensure the safety of motorists but also to truly develop the metro.
First hit was Commonwealth Avenue (also known as “killer highway”) with a 60-kph speed limit and a lane segregation scheme.
Now, MMDA sets its sights on Roxas Boulevard.
No details yet have been released but options are already on the table for MMDA now that they have learned lessons from the Commonwealth Ave. scheme.
MMDA will still evaluate their plans on Roxas Boulevard which covers 11 kilometers connecting Intramuros, Manila to Parañaque City.
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has been receiving suggestions for the past two days since the implementation of the 60-kph speed limit along the 12.4-km Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City. Despite of the calls to increase the limit, MMDA is firm on the new traffic rule.
MMDA chairman Francis Tolentino mentioned that the 60-kph limit is one of the ways to diminish the number of fatalities and road accidents along the avenue that had been referred to as a “killer highway” because of the great number of recent casualties along the area.
Lane assignment system has also been ruled out to reduce traffic jams. Buses should take the two rightmost lanes, jeeps and motorcycles on the next two lanes, the other lanes for the private vehicles, and the leftmost lane for the vehicles which are taking a U-turn.