Manila pedicab drivers protest against e-tryke launch

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They said that they do not contribute to traffic and air pollution.

On Monday, drivers of pedicabs rallied towards Manila City Hall to express their strong disagreement against the launch of e-tryke in November and the phasing out of their vehicles - tricycles and makeshift pedicabs.

According to GMA News report, the drivers exclaimed they would lose their livelihood if they launch the e-tryke.

The Manila City Hall said the implementation of e-tryke will help lessen the traffic flow and harmful pollution in the city.

The e-tryke program, which will be handled by the Manila City Hall, will be launched in November in Binondo, Ermita, and Tondo and charging stations will be set up just in time for its launch.

Authorities offered pedicab drivers for the application as e-tryke drivers but declined, asserting different reasons on how the program will not benefit them.
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They reasoned that they only use the inner roads hence no causing traffic which is false as they really do contribute to traffic often by overtaking other vehicles and fitting themselves in small gaps between vehicles.

According to the Pagkakaisa ng Three-Wheel Organization para sa Kabuhayan (PATOK). ,there are 30,000 pedicab and tricycle drivers in Manila and the protesters are hoping to have a word with Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada.

The police stopped them on their way to the city hall when they reached Taft Avenue.

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