Commonwealth-University Avenue Zipper Lane reopened to address heavy traffic
The Commonwealth-University Avenue Zipper Lane reopened on Monday to ease heavy traffic along Commonwealth Avenue going to Philcoa and Elliptical Road, the Quezon City government said.
In an advisory, the city government said that the zipper lane will be open from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. from Monday to Friday to vehicles bound for the University of the Philippines, C.P. Garcia Avenue, and Katipunan Avenue.
“Bilang tugon sa bumibigat na daloy ng trapiko tuwing umaga sa kahabaan ng Commonwealth Avenue patungong Philcoa at Elliptical Road, muling bubuksan ng Pamahalaang Lungsod Quezon, sa tulong ng MMDA at EEI, ang Commonwealth-University Avenue Zipper Lane,” it said.
The zipper lane will start at UP Techno-Hub slot and end at the corner of Commonwealth Avenue and University Avenue by the entrance to the UP Campus.
“Magsisilbi itong ‘by-pass’ para sa mga bumabaybay ng Commonwealth Avenue na nais magtungong UP, C.P. Garcia Avenue, at Katipunan Avenue, upang maiwasan ang Philcoa at Elliptical Road,” the city government said.
“Para sa mga nais gumamit ng Commonwealth-University Avenue Zipper Lane, at sa iba pang apektadong motorista, sundan po natin ang mga Traffic Enforcers ng Quezon City Task Force on Transport and Traffic Management, at ang mga ilalatag na Road Safety Signages,” it added.
Modified number coding scheme back in Metro Manila starting Dec. 1 – MMDA
MANILA, Philippines – The modified number coding scheme will be re-implemented in Metro Manila starting Wednesday, December 1, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said.
Citing a resolution signed by Metro Manila mayors, MMDA chairperson Benhur Abalos said the number scheme will only be imposed during afternoon rush hour, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The number coding scheme will be implemented from Mondays to Fridays, except holidays.
The modified coding scheme only covers private vehicles.
Exempted from the scheme are public utility vehicles (PUV), including tricycles, transport network vehicle services (NTVS), motorcycles, garbage trucks, fuel trucks, and motor vehicles carrying essential and/or perishable goods.
MMDA to lift suspension of number coding scheme this week
MANILA, Philippines — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Monday, November 29, announced that it would lift the suspension of the number coding scheme in the National Capital Region within this week.
According to MMDA Benhur Abalos, the Metro Manila Council of mayors has signed the resolution that will resume the number coding scheme and the same will be published in a Philippine gazette on Tuesday.
Abalos added that the implementation of the resumption of the number coding scheme will be two days after the publication of the resolution.
The number coding scheme will be from 5 PM to 8 PM from Monday to Friday.
He clarified, however, that public transportation will still be exempted from the scheme.
Light trucks, on the other hand, will be banned from EDSA from 5 AM to 9 PM. —/mbmf
MMDA eyes reimposition of number coding scheme
MANILA, Philippines – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Thursday said it is looking into the possibility of re-implementing the number coding scheme amid increasing volume of vehicles traversing the major thoroughfare.
MMDA chairperson Benhur Abalos noted that the traffic speed has become slower after the quarantine restrictions were eased in Metro Manila compared to the recorded speed when stricter quarantine restrictions were still in place.
“Travel speed along EDSA from Roxas Boulevard going to Monumento is slower at 19 kilometers per hour (kph) now that we are under alert level 2 compared to 23kph during the ECQ,” Abalos said in a statement.
“If we recorded the pre-pandemic speed of 11kph, it is possible that we shall re-implement the number coding scheme but we are monitoring the traffic volume count and the speed everyday,” he added.
Abalos earlier said that if the scheme will be re-implemented, this may only be imposed during rush hours, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The number coding scheme in Metro Manila has been suspended since 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.