Shaw Boulevard
Shaw Boulevard looking southeast towards EDSA-Shaw flyover
Former name(s)Jose Rizal Boulevard
Pasig Boulevard
NamesakeWilliam James Shaw
Maintained byDepartment of Public Works and Highways - Metro Manila 1st District Engineering Office[1]
Length5.27 km (3.27 mi)[1][2]
WidthFull carriageway
10.0 m (32.8 ft) to 17.4 m (57 ft)
Lane width
3.35 m (11.0 ft) to 4.35 m (14.3 ft)[2]
Component
highways
LocationMandaluyong and Pasig
West endSevilla Bridge at ManilaMandaluyong boundary
Major
junctions
East end N141 (Pasig Boulevard) / Hillcrest Drive in Pasig
Construction
Completion1960[2]

Shaw Boulevard (formerly known as Jose Rizal Boulevard and Pasig Boulevard[3] or commonly known as Crossing) is a 4-8 lane highway connecting the cities of Mandaluyong and Pasig in the Philippines. The boulevard is named after William James Shaw, the founder of the Wack Wack Golf and Country Club in Mandaluyong. The road is one of the major thoroughfares of the Ortigas Center in Mandaluyong and Pasig, housing many shopping malls like the Starmall shopping center and the posh Shangri-La Plaza at the EDSA-Shaw intersection and The Marketplace, which is visible from the Kalentong-Shaw intersection and Sevilla Bridge.[4][5]

It is served by the Shaw Boulevard station of the MRT-3 along EDSA, often called EDSA-Crossing. The entirety of the road is served by bus and jeepney routes that go to and from Quiapo, Santa Mesa, the José Rizal University, EDSA, Ortigas Center, the Pasig Public Market, and Binangonan, Rizal.

Route description

Shaw Boulevard near Acacia Lane, Mandaluyong
Shaw Boulevard, looking east from the crossing flyover

Shaw Boulevard starts as a four-lane road at Sevilla Bridge, which crosses the San Juan River, before coming to an intersection past General Kalentong Street. It is the physical continuation of P. Sanchez Street in Manila. It follows a slightly curved route over Mandaluyong before crossing EDSA. The road expands into four lanes per direction, with two lanes going to the flyover, and two lanes passing below. The flyover carries the road over Shaw Boulevard MRT station and descends near EDSA Shangri-la. The road becomes a dual six-lane carriageway east of EDSA, and soon enters Pasig. Shaw Boulevard eventually is reduced to a four-lane road and extends to C-5 as Pasig Boulevard.

The intersection of Shaw Boulevard, Camino Verde Road, and West Capitol Drive with bike lanes, bike boxes, and raised pedestrian crossings.

The entire span of the road and its continuations from Sevilla Bridge to Pasig Boulevard have Class II paint-separated one-way bike lanes on both sides of the road as part of the Metropolitan Bike Lane Network.[6] The intersection of Shaw Boulevard, West Capitol Drive, and Camino Verde Road has dedicated bike boxes, which were introduced in September 2021.[7]

Landmarks

Schools

Shopping Centers

Sports Centers

Offices

Transportation

Transport terminals

Jeepney Routes

UV Express Routes

Railways

Intersections

ProvinceCity/MunicipalitykmmiDestinationsNotes
San Juan River74.3Sevilla Bridge
MandaluyongHaig StreetWestbound only
General Kalentong StreetTraffic light intersection; leads to San Juan to the northeast and Santa Ana, Manila to the southwest. No left turn from eastbound.
J. Tiosejo StreetOne-way road
F. Bernardo StreetOne-way road
E. Magalona Street / V. Fabella StreetOne-way roads
A.V. Fabella Street
Lawson Street
San Clemente Street
J.B. Vargas Street
E. Jacinto Street
Pinagtipunan Street
85.0J. Luna Street
29 de Agosto Street
L. Gonzales Street / M. Yulo Street
L. Cruz Street
Araullo StreetProvides access to San Juan
R. Vicencio Street / Guerrero Street
A. Bonifacio Street
Acacia LaneTraffic light intersection; part of Mabuhay Lane Route 1
Maytunas CreekMaligaya Bridge
MandaluyongGomezville Street / 9 de Pebrero StreetTraffic light intersection; northbound goes to San Juan, southbound goes to Maysilo Circle, Poblacion, Makati via Makati-Mandaluyong Bridge and Estrella–Pantaleon Bridge
Balagtas StreetOne-way road
Luna Mencias StreetProvides access to San Juan; part of Mabuhay Lane Routes 1 and 4
Torres Street / Jaime Cardinal Sin Street
Calderon Street
95.6Pilar StreetOne way road towards Shaw Boulevard from San Juan
A. Mabini StreetOne way road from Shaw Boulevard; provides access to San Juan; part of Mabuhay Lane Route 7
Ideal Street
S. Laurel StreetOne way road towards Shaw Boulevard
Lee Street / Old Wack-Wack RoadTraffic light intersection. Lee Street is one-way from Shaw Boulevard. Old Wack-Wack Road is one-way to Shaw Boulevard until it crosses the road, becoming two-way towards Wack-Wack Village.
Princeton StreetEmergency gate for Wack-Wack Village. Eastbound side only.
106.2Samat StreetEastbound side only. Last intersection on the eastbound direction before the EDSA flyover.
106.2Stanford StreetEmergency gate for Wack-Wack Village. Eastbound side only.
West end of EDSA-Shaw Flyover
Yale StreetEmergency gate for Wack-Wack Village. Westbound side only.
Harvard StreetAccess for Wack-Wack Village. Westbound side only.
AH 26 (N1) (EDSA) – Cubao, MakatiTraffic light intersection
Sto. Cristo StreetEastbound service road only; one-way road
Mayflower StreetEastbound service road only; provides access to Greenfield District; last intersection on the westbound direction before the EDSA flyover
East end of EDSA-Shaw Flyover
St. Francis StreetWestbound direction only; provides access to Ortigas Center
Buayang Bato Creek
MandaluyongPasig boundary116.8Sheridan Street / San Miguel AvenueTraffic light intersection; northbound goes to Ortigas Center, southbound goes to Greenfield District
PasigEscriva DriveWestbound only; provides access to Ortigas Center
Pioneer Street / General Roxas StreetTraffic light intersection
11.57.1Meralco AvenueTraffic light intersection; provides access to Capitol Commons and Ortigas Avenue. Closed until 2028 for the construction of Metro Manila Subway.[11][12]
Camino Verde Road / West Capitol DriveTraffic light intersection. Capitol Commons service road. Provides access to the Kapitolyo district in Pasig.
Oranbo DriveWestbound only.
127.5San Roque Street / Canley Road (Danny Floro Street)Traffic light intersection
127.5 N141 (Pasig Boulevard) / Hillcrest DriveEastern terminus; Hillcrest Drive is not accessible to vehicles coming from Shaw Boulevard
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References

  1. ^ a b "Metro Manila 1st". Department of Public Works and Highways. Retrieved August 2, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Road and Bridge Inventory". www.dpwh.gov.ph. Retrieved August 2, 2020.
  3. ^ Manila, Philippines map (Map). American Red Cross Service Bureau. August 1945. Retrieved April 25, 2021.
  4. ^ 1
  5. ^ 2
  6. ^ "List of all bike lanes based on DPWH classifications". Freedom of Information Philippines. August 25, 2022. Retrieved August 11, 2023.
  7. ^ Laurel, Drei (September 15, 2021). "Can this new intersection in Pasig serve as a model for other cities?". Top Gear Philippines. Retrieved August 11, 2023.
  8. ^ a b c d "AADDITIONAL ROUTES ALLOWED FOR THE OPERATION OF UV EXPRESS VEHICLES DURING THE PERIOD OF GCQ IN METRO MANILA" (PDF). Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board. April 10, 2021. Retrieved December 12, 2021.
  9. ^ a b c d "ADDITIONAL ROUTES ALLOWED FOR THE OPERATION OF TRADITIONAL PUJ VEHICLES DURING THE PERIOD OF GCQ IN METRO MANILA AND ENTERING METRO MANILA" (PDF). Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board. October 7, 2020. Retrieved December 12, 2021.
  10. ^ a b c d "AADDITIONAL ROUTES ALLOWED FOR THE OPERATION OF UV EXPRESS VEHICLES DURING THE PERIOD OF GCQ IN METRO MANILA AND ENTERING METRO MANILA" (PDF). Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board. May 2, 2021. Retrieved December 12, 2021.
  11. ^ Sarao, Zacarian (September 11, 2022). "Portion of Meralco Ave. in Pasig City to be closed until 2028 for subway project". INQUIRER.net. Retrieved September 14, 2022.
  12. ^ Galvez, Daphne (October 3, 2022). "Bongbong Marcos leads groundbreaking for 2 Metro Manila subway stations". INQUIRER.net. Retrieved October 5, 2022.

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