Interconnected motorcycle lanes eyed

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THE cities of Mandaue, Cebu, and Talisay will soon have interconnected motorcycle lanes and unified traffic policies, an official said Tuesday, July 19, 2022.

Edwin Jumao-as, Traffic Enforcement Agency of Mandaue (Team) director, said he had coordinated with the officials of the Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO) and the City of Talisay-Traffic Operations and Development Authority (CT-Toda) to talk about putting up the interconnected motorcycle lanes.

He said the lane will cover the South Road Properties (SRP) up to Cansaga Bay road in Mandaue City. It will be situated specifically on the innermost right side of the road and will cover both north and south-bound lanes.

Jumao-as said the proposal was brought up after the three traffic agencies observed that the SRP to Cansaga Bay area is the most accident-prone, stressing that at least five motorcycle riders die along this road every month, particularly within the Talisay area.

For Mandaue City, the unified motorcycle lane will cover areas along Ouano Avenue, A. Soriano Avenue, A. C. Cortes Avenue, and straight ahead to Cansaga Bay road.

The lane will be positioned beside the city's bike lane and will be exclusive to motorcycles to ensure the safety of both two and four-wheeled drivers.

The three cities also talked about having unified traffic policies to remove the confusion of most motorists regarding what traffic rules to follow.

Jumao-as said he is set to discuss these matters with City Councilor and chairman of the Committee of Transportation Jimmy Lumapas about its implementation in Mandaue City.

Jumao-as added that Team allotted about P3 million from its trust fund for the rehabilitation of the city's bike lane. (HIC)

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