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reinventing the tricycle?

Discussion in 'Dumaguete City' started by RHB, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. simple mind

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    "GOwin", that's the best idea I have heard in a long time but I think as an idea for the whole City it could not be done. All the stores have very limited storage space for their outlets, that means very frequent delivery of new goods, so how could that work and how should all the reminding traffic be organized nobody knows...
    The only real solution is to get this detour around the City for North-South bound traffic, get all the heavy stuff out of the Center and then clean up the situation there...
     
  2. GOwin

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    I don't really see "limited storage" as a problem. Has anyone else found night-time driving through Dumaguete enjoyable? I do. So make deliveries at night, or very early in the morning. :smile:

    And you're right about the detour. There's a serious need for multiple alternate routes without having to pass through downtown Dumaguete every time.
     
  3. PatO

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    Enjoyable is not the word I would use to describe bikes with no lights, particularly taillights, pedicabs making u-turns in front of you, etc, etc..
     
  4. GOwin

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    Oh, but they do that at daytime, too. :p

    Of course that's not my point. Traffic at night is virtually zero, might as well make take advantage of that.

     
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    1. With "brown outs" how does one go about charging one?

    yes, frequent brownouts are a problem



    2. What happens when the batteries eventually wear out? Most trike drivers I know of can barely "afford" to keep their gasoline powered motorcycle in fuel and tires, let alone 5,000 peso or more batteries.

    its not for everyone, as of the present. but it could be a start if a few would prove efficient in its use.



    3. The article talks about "energy independence", and getting away from fuel powered transportation, but where is the electricity going to come from and what type of fuel is used to generate that electricity?

    at least drivers dont burn fuel around town with less efficient engines. electric engines per se IMO are far more efficient than what we are running right now. getting cancer and stuff out of using one in your vehicle that i dont know.



    4. From an air pollution standpoint it is a great idea, but I don't know if the Philippines is ready for them.

    we have to do something :smile: and probably now is the time. just like the helmet law being shoved down the dumaguetenyos throats, ouch.



    5. As a side note, the article also stated that riding a motorcycle in Manila is #7 out of 10 of the most insane activities one can do in Asia!

    we're thinking of putting this on a trike right? and here in duma. although ive seen this in action in manila and looks pretty good.
     
  6. Rye83

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    One thing I question about electric motorcycles in the PI is who the hell is going to work on these things when they break down. I haven't seen too many that can wire I blinker light correctly here. Would be 6 months at best before these things are sitting in a junk yard (read: any roadside in a populated area).
     
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