The repair area is located below the Quezon Avenue Flyover (There is another one on Roxas Boulevard) and will be operational daily from 5 am to 9 pm. The motorcycle and bicycle repair area is equipped with basic repair and vulcanizing tools, as well as trained MMDA personnel who will help those whose bikes and motorcycles need repair or have broken down on the road.
“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.
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 walkways and is still studying proposals and will consult stakeholders on whether to give motorcycles a dedicated lane along major thoroughfares.