The proposal to remove the EDSA Bus Carousel should be studied carefully, said the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), citing several factors.
According to MMDA Acting Chairman Atty. Don Artes, EDSA Bus Carousel has been effective in moving the commuters as well as easing traffic along EDSA.
“Commuter travel time along EDSA was cut in half because of the EDSA Bus Carousel.”
“Commuter travel time along EDSA was cut in half because of the EDSA Bus Carousel,” Artes said, expressing opposition to the proposal of the Mega Manila Consortium.
“Bringing back passenger buses along EDSA under the old system would cause traffic congestion,” the traffic chief added.
The government has already spent on EDSA Bus Carousel and Bike Lane. At present, its stations are still being improved.
Lanes along EDSA have also been narrowed under the road diet scheme to accommodate the bicycle lane.
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has also completed its Bike Master Plan and has continued to build infrastructure under the project.
“It is the DOTR that must decide whether or not the EDSA Bus Carousel should be removed,” Artes concluded.