THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) postponed Friday the road-sharing scheme in Edsa that was supposed to be implemented on Sunday.

The exercise, also known as the Edsa Evolution: Bayanihan sa Daan, will initially start at the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City but was deferred to a later date since it will coincide with a fun run.

The Department of Public Works and Highways will also have re-blocking and road repairs on that day, and there will be weekend mall sales along Edsa.

Lack of public awareness on the event also contributed to the decision to call off the exercise.

The MMDA said on Wednesday that an automobile group had opposed the road-sharing scheme.

The Bayanihan sa Daan movement, proposed by environmental activist and lawyer Antonio Oposa Jr., seeks to transform the busy road into a safer one.

The experiment will cover the stretch of Edsa from Mall of Asia (MoA) in Pasay City to Ortigas Avenue in Mandaluyong City.

The lane closest to the sidewalk will be reserved for pedestrians, the next lane for bikers, the third and fourth for provincial and city buses, and the fifth for private vehicles.

Private motorists will be allotted only one lane.

MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino earlier said they would still review the proposal before giving his go signal. (Marie Shane Krizzia Delgado/Ma. Monica Padillo, UST interns/Sunnex)