DILG ordered the ban on tricycles, pedicabs, and motorized pedicabs on national highways, according to DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año.
DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año ordered local chief executives to implement the ban on tricycles, pedicabs, and motorized pedicabs on national highways.
The order was made as part of the road clearing operation being led by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). Also, DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año encouraged LGUs to form a tricycle task force that “shall draw up a tricycle route plan in their areas.”
Año said that tricycles were also not allowed to even cross or make a U-turn on all national highways, adding that local government “must review and modify tricycle routes according to the ban and are encouraged to include in their plans the construction of local roads or overpasses where the tricycles can operate.”
The DILG Secretary, through DILG Memorandum Circular 2020-036, said that each city and municipality should form a tricycle task force that was separate from the tricycle regulatory boards to articulate or review its tricycle route plan. The tricycle task force will be composed of:
- the city or municipal mayor as the chairman
- the police chief as the vice-chairman
- members of the tricycle task force:
- the Sanggunian’s committee chair on transportation or public safety
- the president of the Liga ng mga Barangay
- the head of the tricycle regulatory board
- the head of the Department of Public Order and Safety
- the planning and development officer
- the head of the traffic management office
- the local government operations officer
In addition, representatives of the transport department and its attached agencies will function as resource persons of the task force, while the city or municipal legal office head will provide the secretariat for it.
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