These Metro Manila Cities Are Allowing Tricycles Under MECQ

In case you need alternative options for running errands.

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(SPOT.ph) Public transportation is one of the biggest differences between General Community Quarantine and Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine. And as Metro Manila shifts back to the latter, trains, buses, jeepneys, taxis, and TNVS are banned from roads from August 4 to 18. Tricycle operations, on the other hand, are subject to the own guidelines of local government units.

These cities in the Metro allow tricycles during the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ):

Manila

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Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno announced on August 4 that tricycles, pedicabs, and e-trikes are allowed to operate in the streets of the capital during the two-week MECQ.

Muntinlupa

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Tricycle drivers in Muntinlupa are allowed to operate from 5 a.m. to 12 a.m. with an odd-even scheme from Monday to Saturday. Only residents with quarantine pass and Authorized Persons Outside of Residence are allowed to ride this public transport.

Navotas

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According to Navotas City Mayor Toby Tiangco, tricycles and pedicabs are allowed, provided that they follow the minimum health standards.

Parañaque

Tricycles can ply the roads as long as there's only one passenger per vehicle.

Pasig

Single-passenger tricycles are allowed for essential travel. According to the Pasig Public Information Office, essential travel includes: "pagpasok at pag-uwi mula sa trabaho, paglabas para sa medical needs at emergencies, at pagbili ng mga suplay ng pagkain at iba pang pangunahing pangangailangan."

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Quezon City

Tricycles may operate in Quezon City as long as they have only one passenger, have a transparent barrier between the motorcycle and sidecar, and observe other measures like sanitizing and wearing of face masks and gloves.

Taguig

Tricycle operations are allowed at 20% operational capacity per TODA.

Valenzuela

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Valenzuela is allowing bicycles, motorcycles, pedicab, tricycles, and e-trikes during the two-week MECQ.

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