MMDA E-Vehicle resolution

Many motorists will sigh a breath of relief as the Metro Manila Council (MMC) through the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), has ratified a resolution prohibiting e-vehicles from traveling along key thoroughfares within the National Capital Region (NCR).

According to MMDA Regulation No. 24-022 series of 2024, the vehicles not only include e-bikes and e-trikes, but also tricycles, pedicabs, pushcarts, and kuligligs. MMDA acting chairman Romando Artes disclosed the passing of the resolution during a meeting at the MMDA Head Office in Pasig City on February 28, 2024, attended by Metro Manila Council President and San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora, as well as Malabon City Mayor Jeannie Sandoval. 

The ban will be implemented on the following roads within Metro Manila falling under the authority of the MMDA:

  • C1: Recto Avenue
  • C2: Pres. Quirino Avenue
  • C3: Araneta Avenue
  • C4: EDSA
  • C5: Katipunan/CP Garcia
  • C6: Southeast Metro Manila Expressway
  • R1: Roxas Boulevard
  • R2: Taft Avenue
  • R3: SLEX
  • R4: Shaw Boulevard
  • R5: Ortigas Avenue
  • R6: Magsaysay Blvd./Aurora Blvd.
  • R7: Quezon Ave./Commonwealth Ave.
  • R8: A. Bonifacio Ave.
  • R9: Rizal Ave.
  • R10: Del Pan/Marcos Highway/McArthur Highway
  • Elliptical Road
  • Mindanao Avenue
  • Marcos Highway

In the announcement, Artes also said that individuals violating the prohibition will face fines amounting to P2,500. Additionally, drivers of electric-powered motor vehicles and tricycles must possess a valid driver's license. Failure to present a driver's license upon apprehension will result in the impoundment of their vehicles. Artes emphasized that the main factor behind the resolution's enactment is the safety concern, not only for e-vehicle operators but also for other drivers. In 2023, the MMDA documented 554 road accidents involving e-vehicles.

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The enforcement of the regulation is scheduled for April after an informational and awareness-raising campaign. Concurrently, each local government unit in Metro Manila will draft its ordinances for the secondary and other inner roads within its jurisdiction.

Hopefully, the announcement of this resolution will cultivate a sense of responsibility for many road users in Metro Manila, regardless of whether they’re on an “e-vehicle” or not. 

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