MMDA extends info drive on e-bike and e-trike ban; ban to resume on May 27

This gives e-bike and e-trike drivers more time to comply with registration and licensing requirements.

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced a one-week extension of its information drive regarding the ban of e-bikes, e-trikes, and other similar light vehicles on national roads under its jurisdiction.

This decision comes after the one-month grace period granted by President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. ended on May 18.

In a recent press conference, MMDA acting chairman Romando Artes said ground personnel will continue to remind e-vehicle drivers, including e-bikes, e-trikes, tricycles, pedicabs, pushcarts, and kuligligs, not to use national, circumferential, and radial roads within Metro Manila. During this additional week, no violation tickets will be issued.

The one-week extension aims to give e-bike and e-trike owners and drivers time to either register their vehicles or obtain a driver’s license.

Failure to comply with registration and licensing requirements will result in impoundment and a fine of PHP 2,500 once the ban is fully enforced again starting May 27.

The regulation covers 20 roads under the jurisdiction of the MMDA: Recto Avenue, Pres. Quirino Avenue, Araneta Avenue, EDSA, Katipunan/CP Garcia, Southeast Metro Manila Expressway, Roxas Boulevard, Taft Avenue, Osmeña Highway (formerly South Super Highway), Shaw Boulevard, Ortigas Avenue, Magsaysay Blvd./Aurora Blvd., Quezon Ave./Commonwealth Ave., A. Bonifacio Ave., Rizal Ave., Del Pan/Marcos Highway/McArthur Highway, Elliptical Road, Mindanao Avenue, Marcos Highway, and Boni Ave. (Mandaluyong).

As the ban resumes, e-vehicle operators are reminded to take the necessary steps to comply with regulations and avoid penalties.

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