Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: Autoindustriya.com | posted June 22, 2015 17:05
Non-profit organization to hold Road Sharing exercise
EDSA will be limited to three lanes on June 28, 2015 as Share the Road Movement, a non-profit organization, is set to stage the "Bayanihan sa Daan" road sharing exercise.
According to Share the Road Movement, the two outer lanes of the side of the north- and south-bound lanes of EDSA will be fitted with a temporary bike and walk lane from 12 a.m. to 11:59 pm on June 28, 2015 (Sunday).
The road sharing scheme will be implemented from Ortigas up to the SM Mall of Asia. As a result, the lanes in EDSA will be divided as follows:
Lane 1 (outermost lane): Walk lane
Lane 2: Bike lane
Lane 3: City buses
Lane 4: Provincial buses and private vehicles
Lane 5: Private vehicles
In a statement, Share the Road Movement says the principle of "Bayanihan sa Daan" (Road Sharing) is that "roads are meant to move people, not motor vehicles." The organization adds that motor vehicles are "equipment that can move people over long distances and must be used in a manner that is safe, efficient convenient and reliable."
The organization's "EDSA Revolution" movement claims to be supported by government agencies like the MMDA, DENR, DOTC, DPWH, DSWD and PNP.
The MMDA has yet to officially announce selective road closure along EDSA and is expected to be welcomed by complaints from motorists.