E-tricycles to traverse Manila starting this week (Photo from the Department of Energy)
The E-tricycles or E-trikes are expected to traverse the streets of Manila on September 15. City Mayor Joseph Estrada who spearheaded the project said that releasing of E-trikes aims to minimize the pollution in the city. Charging stations for the vehicles are also being installed around the city in partnership with Manila Electric Company (Meralco).
There will be 380 E-trikes traveling around the tourist belt like Malate, Luneta, Ermita, Chinatown, Binondo, Intramuros, and Quiapo.
New EDSA traffic scheme implemented
The Inter-Agency Council for Traffic (I-ACT) has implemented new traffic schemes along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) last September 5, to ease the traffic in the major highway.
The new schemes are as follows:
• Closure of U-Turn Slots Southbound near Trinoma after West Avenue to SM City Northbound;
• Closure/Removal of counter flow at Rockwell Flyover from Rockwell to EDSA; and
• North Road, EDSA - One way only from EDSA.
Thunderstorms abound all throughout the week.
The morning commute will be a little difficult this week with the thunderstorms and showers covering the whole metro. Commuters can prepare against the bad weather by bringing umbrellas and by wearing boots or slippers. The evening weather will be a little better with only cloudiness and a little shower.