A few months ago, major changes have been being rolled out by the Philippines. In terms of transportation, it is aiming to phase out the jeepneys to change it into eco-friendly modern jeeps.
Along with this change, motorcycles are also being lessened and bike lanes are being constructed so as to encourage a more eco-friendly environment.
In accordance with this move to a more eco-friendly Philippines, home-grown fast food chain, Jollibee introduces their eco-friendly delivery bikes that rolled out yesterday in the key cities of the metro.
Big-wheeled bikes were spotted carrying the best-seller Chickenjoys to customers. This is to help in lessening the pollution in the central business districts (CBD).
The “Jollibee Bike Delivery Service” was launched last November and serviced selected stores in the CBD. The branches who first offered it were in Makati, Ortigas, BGC and Metro Cebu.
According to ABS-CBN, Arline Adeva, the AVP of Jollibee for Brand Communications and PR told them that it was also launched in Laguna and Cavite.
“We are the first to launch the Jollibee Bike Delivery Service in the Philippines and so far, we are the only one exploring the service,”
She added that the primary advantage that this brings to the country is to lessen their carbon footprint especially in the CBD which is most congested.
“The primary advantage of using bikes is really to lessen carbon emission especially in CBDs where it’s highly congested,”
Adeva also assured that the 40 bikes that are traversing the streets to deliver orders are especially customized for stable travel and are equipped with waterproof and dust-proof thermal bags to ensure the quality of food will not be compromised.
Along with that, the safety of the riders are also given importance, all riders undergo training and are provided with safety helmet and gears.
“We also conduct training for our riders to ensure they understand speed limits, making use of the bike lanes, and also to use their blinkers at night time,”