[Right of Way] Is the MMDA road diet a good idea?
MANILA, Philippines – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has come up with numerous ideas in order to solve the worsening traffic along EDSA – this time, it wants narrower lanes.
MMDA spokesperson Celine Pialago said that they are proposing to taper the EDSA lanes from 3.4 meters to only 2.8 meters, based on a World Resources Institute study adopted by Japan.
Will the radical "road diet" idea work? Road safety advocate Vince Lazatin does the math based on the numbers of the MMDA. – Rappler.com
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