Check Out the E-Trike That's Set to Start Plying the Streets of Boracay
They'll be deployed once Boracay reopens later in the month.
In case you missed it, Boracay is set to reopen to outsiders on October 26. If you've been itching to hit the pristine sands of the country's world-renowned island paradise, you might not have to wait much longer.
Thankfully, the Department of Transportation and Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board have taken steps to ensure that Boracay's ecosystem doesn't take a turn for the worse again. Among these measures is the deployment of environment-friendly electric transports to ferry both locals and visitors around the island.
"Binuo ng DOTr-LTFRB ang naturang 'transportation masterplan' alinsunod sa muling pagbuhay ng ganda ng Boracay sa pamamagitan ng e-trikes, modern jeepney, at shuttles na magsisilbing service ng mga residente at mga turista sa isla," the Department of Transportaion (DOTr) said in a statement released on October 16.
"Dahil sa makabagong teknolohiya, gagamit na ang mga naturang sasakyan ng 'cashless transaction' at siguradong mababawasan ang ingay at polusyon na dulot ng mga tradisyunal na sasakyan."
The photo you see above is of an electric tricycle unit similar to the ones scheduled to be handed over to the island's local government. There are 200 e-trikes to be donated, with 10 of them designated for the Boracay Ati Tribal Organization. The DOTr says it is currently working on the units' deeds of donation, but they are scheduled to be deployed on the same day Boracay opens on October 26.
Of course, locals and authorities can only do so much to preserve Boracay's IG-worthy beaches. If you want to ensure that the island doesn't close its doors a second time, take it upon yourself to keep its shores clean.
This story originally appeared on Topgear.com.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Spot.ph editors.