Motorcycle riders who use EDSA bike lane face fines starting Aug. 21

MMDA to crack down on motorcycle riders who violate bike lane rule.

Motorcycle riders who use the bicycle lane along EDSA will be apprehended and fined starting Monday, August 21, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced.

The MMDA said the bicycle lane is intended for cyclists or bikers, not for motorcycle riders, who have their own designated lane on the main thoroughfare.

The bike lane is not a fast lane for motorcycles, and using it poses a safety risk for both cyclists and motorcyclists.

The MMDA added that motorcycle riders who violate the rule will be charged with disregarding traffic signs, which carries a fine of PHP 1,000.

The agency urged motorcycle riders to respect the rights of cyclists and follow the traffic rules along EDSA.

Cyclists are also reminded to wear helmets and reflective vests and to observe proper hand signals when changing lanes or turning.

The bicycle lane along EDSA was established on August 15, 2020, as part of the government’s efforts to promote alternative modes of transportation amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Source/Image: MMDA

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