February 29, 2024

MMDA Bans E-Trikes, E-Bikes On Major Roads; To Require Driver's License To Operate

The MMDA has now moved to prohibit the use of certain light vehicles on major thoroughfares surrounding the Philippine capital.

In MMDA Regulation No. 24-022 Series of 2024, e-vehicles, such as e-bikes and e-trikes, as well as tricycles, pedicabs, pushcarts, and kuligligs are not allowed to traverse on national, circumferential, and radial roads around Metro Manila.

The prohibition shall be enforced on the following roads in Metro Manila which are under the jurisdiction of the MMDA:
  1. C1: Recto Avenue
  2. C2: Pres. Quirino Avenue
  3. C3: Araneta Avenue
  4. C4: EDSA
  5. C5: Katipunan/CP Garcia
  6. C6: Southeast Metro Manila Expressway
  7. R1: Roxas Boulevard
  8. R2: Taft Avenue
  9. R3: Osmeña Highway (formerly South Super Highway)
  10. R4: Shaw Boulevard
  11. R5: Ortigas Avenue
  12. R6: Magsaysay Blvd./Aurora Blvd.
  13. R7: Quezon Ave./Commonwealth Ave.
  14. R8: A. Bonifacio Ave.
  15. R9: Rizal Ave.
  16. R10: Del Pan/Marcos Highway/McArthur Highway
  17. Elliptical Road
  18. Mindanao Avenue
  19. Marcos Highway
  20. Boni Ave. (Mandaluyong)
MMDA Acting Chairman Atty. Don Artes said that the fines for those who will violate the will be set at P 2,500.

Driver’s license shall also be required for those who will drive electric-powered motor vehicles, such as e-bikes and e-trikes, and tricycles. Those who cannot present their driver’s license upon apprehension shall be subject to impoundment of their respective vehicles.

“Due to the proliferation of e-vehicles, the MMC [Metro Manila Council] deemed it imperative to regulate and penalize those who will traverse the national roads using such means of transportation,” he said, in a press conference.

Artes said the primary consideration in passing of the resolution is concern for the safety, not just of e-vehicle users, but of other motorists, as well.

“We are not totally banning the use ofe-bikes and e-trikes; we just want to regulate it since it has been a common cause of traffic and road crash incidents,” he emphasized.

Last year alone, the MMDA registered 554 road crash incidents involving e-vehicles.

“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 said.

The regulation is set to be implemented in April following an information and awareness campaign.

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


  1. It's about time. Why not implement it nationwide, they are not only becoming a road hazard that might result in accident but some are arrogant

  2. Finally. They should have included a requirement that TPL is pasted on their windshield .

  3. Its a complete pandemonium in PH roads. All types of things with wheels are present. IMHO only those cars charged with road user tax, and drivers with licenses should be able to use the national hwys.

  4. This is the right thing to do. Best is to have a bike license(new LTO code) and bike needs to be registered with the LTO before being allowed to use public transportation.

  5. PH highways is all about inefficiency and lack of discipline... inefficient highway design, inefficient mass transport, inefficient enforcement of traffic rules, coupled with undisciplined motorists resulting to road chaos... which directly affects the GDP and safety. And there seem to be no improvement any time soon.


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