MMDA: Tricycles Allowed During MECQ

Tricycles are allowed to ply the roads of Metro Manila under modified enhanced community quarantine but only to ferry frontliners and persons out to buy essential goods, according to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority.

MMDA general manager Jojo Garcia said tricycles are allowed to ferry only one passenger and should have plastic barriers to comply with social distancing guidelines.

During the first run of MECQ last May, local government units were tasked to decide whether or not to allow tricycles to operate in their areas.

Garcia said tricycles are needed to ferry the people in the inner roads of the metropolis.

He added that the construction of protected bike lanes in Metro Manila is still in the pipeline, clarifying that bicycle riders would not be apprehended during MECQ.

He said the MMDA and the Department of Transportation, as well as the military, have deployed buses and trucks to ferry stranded passengers.


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