West coast pedicabs abide by conditions set by Lobregat PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 05 June 2012 14:55

No pedicab drivers were apprehended for violating the conditions or guidelines set by Mayor Celso Lobregat yesterday, as they were allowed to use the national higway particularly along Cawit, Recodo and Ayala, the three barangays considered having a big number of pedicabs, police report said. 

Newly installed Ayala Police Station 9 Commander Sr. Insp.  Edilberto Alvarez, in an interview, disclosed that he is thankful to the positive response of the pedicab drivers on the policies set by the local government.

Alvarez said the drivers discreetly followed the new conditions issued by Lobregat and when his personnel returned from field there was no reported violation committed by the drivers.

“It only shows that the pedicab drivers are now disciplined and law-abiding citizen unlike their old attitude and it is a good development as far as traffic and the safety of the passengers are concerned,” Alvarez said.   

Prior to the implementation,  Alvarez met with the pedicab drivers and operators of Recodo Ayala and Cawit wherein they discussed the implementation of the new policies pertaining to pedicab operation particularly along the west coast highway, during school days.

Under the new conditions, pedicabs are allowed to use national highways from 6-8 a.m 11am-1pm, and 4-6pm but only exclusively for taking pupils, parents and teachers to and from schools. There will be no parking at the schools’ premises and that pedicabs are not allowed to use the national highways for other purposes during the imposed time. Pedicabs must be registered and no minors are allowed to drive.

Meanwhile, pedicab drivers expressed contentment on the  policies and even thanked the local government for the considerations given  them particularly for their livelihood.

The city government, in coordination with the police and barangay officials,  has cleared the national highways of pedicabs and other obstructions pursuant to national laws and a city council ordinance. — Noning R. Antonio