The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is doing a dry run of the improved Active Transport Project along EDSA as part of its Active Transport Infrastructure Improvement Program after getting the green light from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) this week.
The dry run will include improving road configuration and widening pedestrian walkways as well as protected bi-directional bike lanes.
The project forms part of the DOTr and the Department of Public Works and Highways’ joint partnership to enhance the overall active transport infrastructure along EDSA, particularly in Santolan, Ortigas, and Shaw.
Aside from improving the safety and comfort of pedestrians and bikers, the project encourages private vehicles to use non-motorized modes of transport to improve traffic flow.
This is likewise part of DOTr's committment to carry out the strategies in the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2023-2028.
Under the PDP, pedestrians and cyclists will be accorded the highest priority in the hierarchy of road users.