Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City has often been branded as Metro Manila’s killer highway, given the number of accidents and incidents that occur in any given day. With up to than 18 lanes at its widest points (9 lanes each side), Commonwealth Avenue is surely a tempting place to drag race or at least to drive fast.
Unfortunately, Commonwealth is also littered with road hazards, such as U-turn slots, concrete barriers for designated passenger loading lanes, and the like. Even with pedestrian footbridges, some people opt to gamble their lives and cross the wide road at street level. Commonwealth avenue is also home to several city and provincial public utility vehicle lines, like buses and jeepneys, which often stop at loading stations, but sometimes indiscriminately load and unload passengers along the highway.
Given these, the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has decided to implement a 60 KPH speed limit along the street.
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You might notice that streets are getting more and more congested as Christmas nears. This can be due to several reasons: Christmas bonuses, the shopping rush, an increased number of visits to relatives, Christmas parties, and the like.
The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is currently thinking of ways to help ease traffic in the city streets. “Traffic is everybody’s concern. We should look at it holistically rather than limiting our concerns to within one area of jurisdiction only,” says MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino, in a meeting with Ortigas center and Ayala Properties representatives.
This is in light of upcoming holiday sales that various malls and shopping districts will be holding in the next few weeks, such as SM Megamall.
The MMDA is suggesting that vehicle flow be synchronized, particularly in the Ayala Avenue area. As for Ortigas, the MMDA proposes carving out loading and unloading docks for AUV shuttles, so that they don’t end up blocking the road while loading or unloading.