Better traffic flow? “Trial” LSGH traffic scheme implemented by MMDA starting today, September 4, 2023

The traffic along Ortigas Avenue, specifically fronting La Salle Greenhills (LSGH), has always been bad when school is in. The MMDA has come up with ways to improve the situation, and with the help of LSGH, a new traffic scheme will be “tried out” beginning today, September 4, 2023. Here’s what you need to know.

MMDA and LSGH set up 2 entry points and 1 exit for morning student drop-offs

Mmda Lsgh Traffic Scheme September 2023 Inline 01 Min

Photo: Metro Manila Development Authority

As we can see above, the MMDA has set up 2 entry points into the LSGH campus. For those coming from EDSA – crossing the intersection or turning right in Ortigas on the street level – and those making a U-turn along Ortigas, the entry point is Gate 5. Should those making a U-turn find it difficult to merge towards Gate 5, they are advised to take Gate 6. Gate 4 will be closed during this time.

As for motorists who will be coming from the EDSA-Ortigas flyover, their entry point will be LSGH Gate 6. For everyone’s awareness, Gate 6 will also serve as the single exit point for all vehicles coming out of the campus.

Mmda Lsgh Parked Vehicle Inline 03 Min

Photo: Metro Manila Development Authority

The drop-off points will be in front of the emergency bay, SHS bldg entrance, and the gym ramp for students in Grades 1-12, and those in Nursery and Kinder can refer to the photo posted by the MMDA above for their reference.

This really isn’t something new as the MMDA has already thought of a very similar traffic scheme also in September of last year.

Mmda Lsgh Ortigas Waiting Bong Nebrija Main 00 Min

This new traffic management plan comes after the coordination between the MMDA and the management of La Salle Greenhills in a bid to ease and improve the traffic flow in the area. We’ll all just have to wait and see if 1. it will work, and 2. if motorists will follow this new scheme.

Until those are proven, what are your thoughts? If you were in a position to do something, how would you improve the traffic flow in and around the LSGH area?

Mikko Juangco
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