The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said it prepared emergency lay-bys along major roads in Metro Manila for motorists seeking shelter from the rains to avoid blocking the roads during downpours.
This is the MMDA's response to motorists who take cover under the overpass as they wait for the rains to stop.
“We understand the plight of motorcycle riders when they have to stop in the middle of the road while waiting for the rain to stop, it’s very risky for them because they might get into a road accident," MMDA chair Benhur Abalos said.
It opened its first motorcycle lay-by under the Quezon Avenue flyover. Riders will be allowed to stay until 10 minutes after the rains stopped as parking there is prohibited, Abalos said.
MMDA will also open more emergency lay-by for motorists here:
Along EDSA - GMA Kamuning, Kamias, Santolan/Crame, Ortigas, Buendia, Tramo (left turning), Roxas Boulevard
Along C5 Road - Tandang Sora, Aurora Boulevard, C5-Libis, Pasig Boulevard, C5 Kalayaan elevated U-turn along C5 Road
Along Roxas Boulevard - Roxas Jr. flyover, Buendia flyover, Roxas Boulevard-EDSA flyover Seaside Drive
Along Alabang Road - Metro Manila Skyway (toll road) near SLEX South Station toll gate, South Luzon Expressway (toll road) near Alabang Purple Hill
Along Paranaque - Sucat Road and Chapel Road once areas have been cleared of obstructions