MANILA -- Tricycles and pedicabs in Manila will not be allowed to traverse at least 40 of the city's major streets.
Manila Parking and Traffic Bureau started posting signboards all over the city on Thursday, identifying the streets which tricycles and pedicabs will not be allowed to use.
The move was the city's solution to the increasing number of illegal tricycle and pedicab terminals in Manila.
The following are streets affected by the new policy:
- Roxas Boulevard
- Pablo Ocampo (from Taft Avenue to Roxas Blvd.)
- MH del Pilar (from Kalaw to Pablo Ocampo)
- Mabini (from Kalaw to Pablo Ocampo)
- Pablo Ocampo (from Taft Avenue to Osmeña Highway)
- Osmeña Highway
- Quirino Ave.
- Taft Avenue
- U.N. Ave.
- San Marcelino (from Quirino Ave. to Romualdez St.)
- Pedro Gil (from Quirino Ave. to Panaderos)
- Guanzon Ave.
- Quirino Ave. Extension
- Ayala Blvd.
- Padre Faura
- Padre Burgos Ave.
- Finance Road
- Arroceros, Antonio Villegas
- Ayala Bridge
- Quezon Bridge
- McArthur Bridge
- Jones Bridge
- P. Casal St. (from Ayala Bridge to Mendiola)
- C.M. Recto (from Mendiola to Abad Santos)
- Legarda St.
- Ramon Magsaysay Blvd.
- V. Mapa St.
- Quezon Blvd.
- Rizal Ave.
- Quintin Paredes
- Plaza San Lorenzo Ruiz
- Jose Abad Santos Ave.
- A.H. Lacson Ave.
- Tayuman (from A.H. Lacson to Juan Luna)
- Laon-Laan (from Alfonso Mendoza to A.H. Lacson Ave.)
- Blumentritt (from Aurora Blvd. to North Cemetery)
- Road 10
- G. Tuazon at Adriatico (from Padre Faura to Quirino Ave.)
Aside from illegal terminals, unregistered vehicles are also one of the problems in Manila.
Authorities reminded tricycle owners to register their vehicles at the Manila Tricycle Regulatory Office to avoid penalty.
The vehicles of those who will violate the policy will be impounded. -- report from Noel Alamar, DZMM