Ban on Tricycles, e-Bikes, & Pedicabs in NCR Took Effect on Monday (April 15, 2024)

Tricycles, e-Bikes, & Pedicabs Now Ban on NCR

MMDA has implemented a ban on tricycles, pushcarts, pedicabs, kuligligs, e-bikes, e-trikes, and light e-vehicles in NCR.

On Monday (April 15, 2024), the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) implements the ban on e-bikes and e-trikes on around 20 roads across the National Capital Region.

Several vehicles are still using some covered roads despite the ban. However, vehicles crossing the road, which was divided by the covered roads are exempted from the ban.


However, exemptions are granted for certain situations, such as crossing the identified roads to reach the other side or traveling short distances within the covered roads.

Tricycles have limited access to the covered roadways as long as they stay inside a 500-meter radius to make U-turns or cross over to the other side. Furthermore, Republic Act No. 11697, also referred to as the Electric Vehicle Industry Act, states that light electric vehicles that are used in bike lanes are not prohibited from doing so.

Violators of the ban face fines of ₱2,500, and those without the required permits or car registrations may face additional penalties including impoundment.


Several commuter and transportation groups have expressed their objection to the ban despite its implementation, claiming that low-income people are disproportionately affected by it. To protect the well-being of both drivers and commuters, they have pleaded with the MMDA to reevaluate the policy.

Here is the list of roads covered by the ban:

  • Recto Avenue
  • Pres. Quirino Avenue
  • Araneta Avenue
  • Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue
  • Katipunan/C.P. Garcia
  • Southeast Metro Manila Expressway
  • Roxas Boulevard
  • Taft Avenue
  • Osmeña Highway or South Super Highway
  • Shaw Boulevard
  • Ortigas Avenue
  • Magsaysay Boulevard/ Aurora Boulevard
  • Quezon Avenue/ Commonwealth Avenue
  • Bonifacio Avenue
  • Rizal Avenue
  • Del Pan/Marcos Highway/ McArthur Highway
  • Elliptical Road
  • Mindanao Avenue
  • Marcos Highway
  • Boni Avenue
  • España Boulevard

A 15-year veteran tricycle driver expressed his disapproval, saying that they are simply attempting to earn a decent livelihood. Even though they work hard to provide for their families and themselves, he regrets that they are targeted every day.

“Kawawa naman kami. Kami ay naghahanap-buhay nang marangal, kami ay hinuhuli nila araw-araw,” he said.

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