MMDA Deploys First Batch of E-Scooters in Metro Manila's Congested Areas and Tourist Districts

MMDA Deploys First Batch of E-Scooters in Metro Manila's Congested Areas and Tourist Districts -- Today (Monday) is the start of MMDA's deployment of some e-scooters (electric scooters) in selected congested areas and tourist districts in the Metro. If you are situated or nearby areas such as Roxas Boulevard, Nagtahan, NAIA, Vito Cruz and EDSA-Ayala, you would be seeing traffic constables roaming around while on board those cute electric machines.
MMDA on Electric Scooters via ANC 24/7
MMDA chairman Tolentino said in an interview on dzBB radio:
Initially four teams yan. Gusto patulungin sa traffic, makatulong sa turista sa Roxas Boulevard, Nagtahan at NAIA, at Vito Cruz, sa EDSA-Ayala  (Initially, it will be four teams. We wanted them to help and assist traffic and tourists respectively, in areas such as Roxas Boulevard, Nagtahan, NAIA, Vito Cruz and EDSA-Ayala)
The Chairman also revealed that the said e-scooters will actually be used for special events like holidays, sports days and the like.

As of today, the MMDA got an initial deployment of 12 big-bodied constables who have been trained to navigate with the machine to oversee urban activities and happenings.

While this is of course a way to go for the MMDA because of the fact that e-scooters are environment friendly, things could be better if those "big-bodies constables" were issued with bicycles, as they are both cheaper and smokeless to operate and at the same time, physically beneficial to their riders. Bicycles are also low in maintenance and cheaper to acquire.

This move received mixed reactions from the netizens, as what we can see in a photo post by ANC 24/7 (http://www.facebook.com/ANCalerts); Some commented with ridicule and shame.

Well, on the lighter side, these electric scooters are definitely support facilities for MMDA's live traffic monitoring system in Metro Manila.

10 comments:

  1. interesting article... keep it up my friend...

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  2. I saw this in the news the other day. And I think this is good. I mean, MMDA is obviously not stopping in providing better service to Filipinos and making up with their shortcoming. I just hope the budget for this e-scooters are properly managed.

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  3. Looks like they're having fun! I want an E-scooter for myself, too!

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  4. I actually like this. The traffic enforcers look more able to apprehend traffic violators.

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  5. Wow... e-scooters! but is it fast enough to catch traffic violators?

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  6. The police looks really cool like space-police but I just hope they won't use their e-scooters to run after the bad guys because that will take them forever to catch him. (has a funny cartoon image in my head hahahaha)

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  7. how fast do these scooters go? Siguro pang ronda lang 'to pero hindi pang criminal chasing activities. :-)

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  8. I don't think this will not be effective, specially the kind of streets we have, they should have invested more on giving their employee a gym access to fit them for running because is more effective.

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  9. Sorry, but the picture made me chuckle. Those MMDA guys looked kind silly in those scooters.

    But, seriously, this is a great idea.

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  10. Is this really effective in our streets. I think MMDA should have invested this on a more productive projects.

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