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MMDA: Special spaces for motorcycle drivers to be called ‘Blue Lanes’ By Pat C. Santos 10/20/2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

MMDA: Special spaces for motorcycle drivers to be called ‘Blue Lanes’

By Pat C. Santos 10/20/2011

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Francis Tolentino announced yesterday the motorcycle lanes along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City and Macapagal Avenue in Pasay and Parañaque will be called “Blue Lanes.”

“Our men worked feverishly, round the clock to paint the lanes blue so that they could be easily identified,” the MMDA chief explained.

Effective Oct. 17, non-exclusive motorcycle lanes were designated on the two major thoroughfares: For Commonwealth, the fourth lane from the curb, and for Macapagal, the first. Motorcycle riders are also required to observe a 60-kph speed limit.

For now, violators will not be issued traffic tickets but are required to undergo a 15-minute seminar at designated spots along the thoroughfares. A special sticker is given to a rider who completes the seminar that could be attached to his motorcycle..... MORE

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URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/metro/20111020met5.html

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