E-bikes, e-trikes banned from using MM's major thoroughfares

New ruling to be implemented in Apr.

Vehicles along EDSA

Mayors in the National Capital Region (NCR) have approved a resolution that will ban e-bicycles from being used on major thoroughfares in the area.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • When will the MMDA Regulation No. 24-022 series of 2024 be fully effective?

    The new ruling will be fully implemented by April 2024.
  • What vehicles shall be banned to be used in major roads in Metro Manila?

    The vehicles that will no longer be allowed to be driven on major thoroughfares in the National Capital Region are e-bikes and e-tricycles as well astricycles, pedicabs, pushcarts, and kuligligs.
  • Under the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Regulation No. 24-022 series of 2024, e-bikes and e-tricycles as well as tricycles, pedicabs, pushcarts, and kuligligs shall no longer be allowed to be driven on NCR’s national, circumferential, and radial roads.

    Based on the Metro Manila Council-approved resolution, operators of the aforementioned vehicles shall also be required to secure driver’s licenses.

    mmc on e-bike regulation

    The regulation shall be fully implemented by April following an information and awareness campaign.

    The roads where the regulation shall be implemented are as follows:

    • Recto Avenue
    • President Quirino Avenue
    • Araneta Avenue
    • Epifanio delos Santos Avenue
    • Katipunan/CP Garcia
    • Southeast Metro Manila Expressway
    • Roxas Boulevard
    • Taft Avenue
    • Osmena Highway (South Superhighway)
    • Shaw Boulevard
    • R5: Ortigas Avenue
    • Magsaysay Boulevard/Aurora Boulevard
    • Quezon Avenue/Commonwealth Avenue
    • Andres Bonifacio Avenue
    • Rizal Avenue
    • Del Pan/Marcos Highway/McArthur Highway
    • Elliptical Road
    • Mindanao Avenue
    • Marcos Highway

    Per MMDA Acting Chairman Atty. Romando Artes, operators of the said vehicles who will not follow the new ruling will face a P2,500-penalty. Also, the vehicle will be impounded if the driver will not be able to present a driver’s license upon apprehension.

    Romando Artes

    “Due to the proliferation of e-vehicles, the MMC deemed it imperative to regulate and penalize those who will traverse the national roads using such means of transportation,” he said.

    Artes noted that the primary consideration in passing the resolution is to warrant the safety of the users of the said models and other motorists. “We are not totally banning the use of e-vehicles; we just want to regulate it since it has been a common cause of traffic and road crash incidents,” he emphasized.

    mmc on e-bike regulation

    Last year, the MMDA tallied a total of 554 road crash incidents that involved the said electrified units. “We won’t wait for these figures to blow up before we regulate it considering the increasing number of users of these kinds of vehicles,” Artes explained.

    Meanwhile, each Metro Manila local government unit will create their respective ordinances for the secondary and other inner roads under their jurisdiction.

    mmc on e-bike regulation

    For his part, MMC President Francis Zamora (who also serves as mayor of San Juan City) said that the NCR local chief executives will ensure that the ordinances to be passed relative to the regulation will be unified to avoid confusion.

    Malabon City Mayor Jeannie Sandoval has expressed support for the regulation and for its effective implementation.

    Photos from Metropolitan Manila Development Authority

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