Thousands of motorcycle riders gathered yesterday morning at the JoyRide Biker Registration event, a transport sector, to be compliant with the Department of Transportation-Technical Working Group’s (DOTr-TWG)10,000 motorcycle taxi cap at Liwasang Bonifacio, Ermita, Manila.
An estimated 3,000 registrants, including 350 Kasundo Bikers, attended the event organized by the Quezon City Gladiators from 7.00 am and lasted until 11:00 am.
Apart from JoyRide, Move It was also invited to the biker registration but eventually declined, seeking to continue the legalization of the motorcycle taxi-hailing app in the country.
“We want them to give them [the riders] a chance. We chose Manila because it is the center, capital. Malaki ang lugar, para ‘yung mga gusto maging rider madali lang sa kanila kasi nasa sentro. Plano rin namin mag-organize ng ganito sa other cities of Metro Manila,” said Moises Gomez, a senior representative of QC Gladiators.
(We want them to give [the riders] a chance. We chose Manila because it is the center, capital. The place is big; for those who like to be riders, it is easy for them to be at the center. We also plan to organize similar events in other cities of Metro Manila.)
3,000 motorcycle drivers join JoyRide registration
Gomez emphasized that other stakeholders should also be involved in the extended pilot run to continue the operation of motorcycle taxis in the country.
“Kapag naipasa ito sa Kongreso maraming tao ang makikinabang hindi lang iisang tao kasi grabe na talaga ang traffic ngayon sa Metro Manila kaya lang lahat ng sasali rito sa pilot run study ng technical working group dapat maging compliant sila, strict sila sa guidelines at saka sa direktiba ng LTFRB,” Gomez added.
(When it is passed in Congress many people will benefit from not only one person because the traffic is so severe today in Metro Manila so everyone involved in the pilot run study of the technical working group should be compliant, they are strict on the guidelines and also on the directive of the LTFRB.)
Currently, JoyRide has 1,800 riders in operation. There are 6,907 registered by December 2019, and it is expected to fill the 10,000 caps by yesterday’s influx of registrants.
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