The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has suggested making existing lanes along EDSA narrower in its quest to find an effective solution to the heavy traffic on Metro Manila’s main thoroughfare.
Dubbed as ‘Road Diet’, the MMDA seeks to ‘trim down’ the width a lane on EDSA to 2.8 meters from 3.4 meters. EDSA has five lanes on both sides of the road. The scheme could allow for the addition of more lanes without any road re-construction.
MMDA says it can add at least 6,000 more vehicles to the highway’s vehicle capacity if the plan is implemented.
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