MMDA opens motorcycle lay-by on EDSA

MMDA Motorcycle lay-by

Motorcycle riders in the area can now seek shelter at the assigned emergency lay-by on the ground level of Quezon Avenue Flyover on EDSA.

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Benhur Abalos said that the designated lay-by — unveiled earlier today —would accommodate riders when it rains so they wouldn't block the highway while waiting for a downpour to subside.

MMDA Motorcycle lay-by

“We understand the plight of motorcycle riders when they have to stop in the middle of the road while waiting for the rain to stop. It’s very risky for them because they might get into a road accident. At least with the emergency lay-by, they can take cover during heavy rains,” Abalos was quoted as saying.

The emergency lay-by has allotted spaces for motorcycles with designated entrance and exit points.

However, Abalos reminded motorcyclists that the emergency lay-by will only be for rain shelter.  “Motorcyclists would be allowed to stay only when it is raining. No parking shall be allowed or they shall receive violation tickets for illegal parking,” the MMDA chair said during the facility inspection.

MMDA Motorcycle lay-by

According to him, MMDA personnel will be assigned at the emergency lay-by to control the parking in the area. A sign that displays the regulations for the use of the emergency lay-by can also be seen in the area. 

Abalos said that the public can expect more emergency lay-by facilities for motorcyclists to be put up under flyovers in various areas along EDSA C5 Road, Roxas Boulevard and Alabang Road.

  • Along EDSA: GMA Kamuning; Kamias, Santolan/Crame, Ortigas, Buendia, Tramo (left turning), Roxas Boulevard;
  • Along C5 Road: Tandang Sora, Aurora Boulevard, C5-Libis, Pasig Boulevard, C5 Kalayaan elevated U-turn along C5 Road;
  • Along Roxas Boulevard: Roxas Jr. flyover, Buendia flyover, Roxas Boulevard-EDSA flyover Seaside Drive;
  • Along Alabang Road: Metro Manila Skyway (toll road) near SLEX South Station toll gate, South Luzon Expressway (toll road) near Alabang Purple Hill;
  • Along Paranaque-Sucat Road and Chapel Road once areas have been cleared of obstructions.

Photos from Metropolitan Manila Development Authority

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