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MMDA chief says motorcycle lanes will also be implemented on Edsa, C-5 By Pat C. Santos 10/26/2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

MMDA chief says motorcycle lanes will also be implemented on Edsa, C-5

By Pat C. Santos 10/26/2011
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is bent on implementing motorcycle lanes on major thoroughfares in the metropolis to include the stretch of Edsa and C-5 Road despite a petition for temporary restraining order (TRO) filed by numerous motorcycle riders.

MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino said the policy has the support of Metro mayors as well as majority of the public, adding the agency welcomed the petition before the Quezon City Regional Trial Court (RTC) by the Motorcycle Rights Association (MRA) calling for the court’s intervention to stop what it said was the “unconstitutional” designation of a motorcycle or blue lane along the 12.5-kilometer long Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City.

“We welcome the suit filed by the motorcycle riders group but we are confident we have the support of the local government units and the public,” Tolentino said. He explained that “judicial process (like the petition for injunction) should have only been used when there is imminent threat to lives and public safety.”.... MORE

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URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/metro/20111026met3.html

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