Walang Forever: The EDSA Singles-Only Ban Is as Complicated as Your Relationship
Singles have feelings too.
(SPOT.ph) In case you missed it, the Metro Manila Development Authority announced on August 7 that a proposal to ban single-occupant vehicles from EDSA was approved by the Metro Manila Council. A report by Top Gear published later the same day stated that the ban on cars with single occupants applies only to the thoroughfare's high-occupancy vehicle or HOV lane, but as of writing it seems to be unclear whether the proposal would affect all lanes. Further details regarding the ban will be revealed in a press conference on Friday, August 10.
As expected, plenty of Metro Manila drivers didn't take well to the news. Besides pointing out the possible effects, including congestion in alternate roads and public transportation systems, it seems that this proposal struck a nerve with those who are, well, quite literally single. Here are 10 online reactions to the EDSA ban that stood out, from enraged rants to hugot statements.
Edsa only allowing cars with 2 or more passengers???? LMAOOOOO— Benjamin (@imVjCortez) August 7, 2018
Some found the ban laughable.
Why do you have to ban single only passenger cars from EDSA during rush hour? You are making things worse than it really is. Ang alternate routes po, mas malayo ikot, mas masikip, mas binabaha, at mas delikado for the motorists. @MMDA @GenDannyLim— mary christine dabu (@tinbeey) August 7, 2018
She has a point.
Akala ko ba sa EDSA may forever? Char! https://t.co/jStSiVKDt6— Allaine Mendiola (@adrenaleynrush) August 7, 2018
But will you really miss sitting in traffic for an eternity?
dear crush:— DILAWAN PADAWAN .¯\_(?)_/¯ (@YellowPadawan) August 7, 2018
baka kailangan mo ng kasabay sa EDSA.
im just here. https://t.co/IigKa8w0n6
Vehicles without passengers are now banned from EDSA during rush hours. Okay Ma, time to find me a girlfriend.— matyu (@MatthewMenorca) August 7, 2018
Look on the bright side!
Sa Pinas lang yung single ka na nga, bawal ka pa pakalat kalat sa EDSA.— PINOY QUOTES & JOKES (@PHjoke) August 7, 2018
That doesn't seem fair.
MMDA offering "solutions" like banning solo drivers and provincial buses along EDSA is like trying to make pigs fly— enzo. 9 days til sweetener & queen ????????? (@itsenzobishes) August 8, 2018
If only they could actually enforce traffic rules...
You have to give it to the hopeless romantics out there.
MMDA: Vehicles without passengers aren't allowed on EDSA during rush hour.— JC Rigor, (@riggy_rigs) August 7, 2018
Me, an intellectual: pic.twitter.com/qIk3JM7H5z
When there's a will...
So bawal na siya sa edsa during rush hour?— ?Anak ng Panday (@PandayPadawan) August 7, 2018
The snark of it all!