June 15, 2022
MMDA Launches Motorcycles, Bicycles Repair Station in EDSA
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority today inaugurated a motorcycle and bicycle repair station at the ground level of Quezon Avenue flyover in EDSA for motorcycle riders and cyclists who need emergency road assistance.
The repair station, which is open from 5am to 9pm, is equipped with basic repair and vulcanizing tools, as well as trained MMDA personnel who will help those whose bikes and motorcycles broke down on the road. Currently, there are two repair stations in EDSA and another one in Roxas Boulevard.
“The thrust of this project is to provide free space and assistance in cases where emergency repairs are needed rather than towing the vehicles, outright. The only time the vehicle will be towed is when it is beyond repair,” MMDA Chairman Attorney Romando Artes said during the launch.
Artes said that the agency will put up more motorcycle and bicycle repair stations in different strategic locations all over Metro Manila where cyclists and motorcycle riders usually traverse and will eventually expand the project to also cater to four-wheel vehicles.
Congressman-elect Bonifacio Bosita of 1Rider Partylist, who is also present during the event, expressed support for the project.
“This will surely make the rider community happy since they now have a place to go to in case they need emergency repairs,” Bosita said.
Artes also advised cyclists to practice road safety measures and warned motorcycle riders who are entering bike lanes that they will be apprehended via the agency’s No Contact Apprehension Policy.
He noted that the MMDA will continue to push for its proposal to have elevated bike lanes and walkway and is still studying proposals and will consult stakeholders on whether to give motorcycles dedicated lane along major thoroughfares.
MMDA Chairman Romando Artes, together with Congressmen-elect Col. Bonifacio Bosita and Atty. Rodge Gutierrez, led the launching of motorcycle and bicycle repair station at the ground level of Quezon Avenue flyover. The repair station, which is open from 5am to 9pm, aims to provide emergency road assistance to motorcycle riders and cyclists.
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