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MMDA: Motorcycles not allowed on southbound EDSA-Kamuning service road

Will this reduce traffic congestion?

What basis does the MMDA have for prohibiting motorcycles on the service road? PHOTO FROM MMDA

With the southbound section of the EDSA-Kamuning flyover closed, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has announced that motorcycles will no longer be allowed on the service road starting on May 3 (Friday)—supposedly to reduce traffic congestion according to MMDA chairman Don Artes.

Enforcers and signs are present to guide motorists.
The roadwork is expected to last until late October. PHOTOS FROM MMDA

The agency reported that 24,000 cars and 23,000 motorcycles traversed the southbound lanes of the flyover daily. It doesn’t take a genius to realize that one motorcycle doesn’t occupy as much space as a single car. So what basis does the MMDA have for prohibiting the former?

“Car brain” informally refers to those who prioritize automobiles at the expense of other modes of transport. It is a derogatory term, but it seems fitting when describing the MMDA at this point. Don’t you think?

Leandro Mangubat

Leandro is our staff writer. Although having a background in mechanical engineering, he enjoys photography and writing more.