Regulate Not Ban Motorcycles and Tricycles in Lagos State

Regulate Not Ban Motorcycles and Tricycles in Lagos State

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Occupy Lagos started this petition to JIDE SANWO-OLU and

This is our way of telling the state government that a policy that focuses on eliminating both regulated and unregulated means of transportation without rolling out effective alternative means first is not working. ‬


The current ban has led to Lagosians being stranded on the road‬s, being exposed to robberies while stranded, increased rates of unemployment, facing even more traffic and being less productive. 


We are tired of adjusting to every policy that does not work. We want to be heard and seen by the government and we want our displeasure registered. We want a change to the ban, we want the government to #RegulateNotBan
   
 
The solution we are suggesting to the government and protesting for is REINSTATEMENT OF REGULATED BIKES AND TRICYCLES AND REGULATION OF UNREGULATED BIKES.

Now, the government might not even do this. But they made a statement a few days ago saying that ‘Docility is agreement’. 


Thus, another aim of the protest is for them to see that we are not in agreement with the ban. We have been silent for too long but we now refuse to let them keep making policies for us without considering how it affects us. We are not docile as we do not agree with the ban.


Another aim is to ask the government to be accountable for every decision they have made concerning this ban. 


Who decided that 14 ferries are the solution to removing bikes and tricycles from our roads? 


Who decided that 65 buses are enough to cater to a population of 20 million people in a state where half of that number works? 


Who decided that it’s okay to subject 20 million people to move by only cars and buses?


Who decided that the alternatives should be delayed tilll after the ban? Who decided that they are even good alternatives?

 


Truth is we know unregulated bikes are unsafe, however, an outright ban of both safe and unsafe modes of transportation with effective alternative is lazy thinking. 


We need the government to know that their policies have to be well thought through before they stamp and subject us to them. And they will not know that if we keep quiet and keep adjusting.

 

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