Long lines, rude drivers, countless pot-holes and the seemingly never-ending hours on the road mean that many commuters are at their wits’ end. How can someone keep their sanity on the unforgiving roads of Metro Manila?
Here are some tips on how you can turn from stressed out to street-wise.
Rise and shine!
WAKE UP EARLY. The surest way to avoid long lines and gridlock. Getting to work bright and early means a fresher and more relaxed you, which in turn makes you more productive throughout the day.
Exact change, please.
GET YOUR COINS READY. The night before your commute, prepare enough coins or small bills for the morning fare and keep it somewhere you can easily reach for it the next day. When you don’t have to rummage through your bag or fumble for change, it’s guaranteed to be a faster transaction.
Know your roads.
ALTERNATE ROUTES. With the technology at our disposal nowadays, apps like Google Maps, Waze, and Trip Barker have helped commuters determine the quickest ways to make it to their destination. Social media has also emerged as an incredible sources for real-time information on traffic conditions. Keep your phone or power bank charged so that you can get your updates in real time.
Hitch a ride on a motorbike.
ANGKAS. A street-wise commuter knows how to maximize time and money. ANGKAS makes fast, safe motorbike transportation widely available, giving commuters a game-changing vehicle option that can literally carry them through traffic or divert into side streets that are impassable to cars and taxis, significantly shortening commute travel times.
Available on both iOS and Android, the ANGKAS app connects commuters to safety-trained, professional motorbike drivers, as well as offering all the basic benefits of app-based ride-hailing: knowing the price of the ride beforehand, knowing your driver’s identity, and access to a customer service hotline.
All ANGKAS bikers undergo thorough background checks, motorbike riding skills assessment, customer service and safety training. All passengers are provided with a DTI/ICC-certified helmet, face mask, hair cap and personal accident insurance. Raincoats are provided to passengers in case of rain.
Curious to try ANGKAS? Book your first ride with this exclusive promo code ANGKASPA to get a Free ride up to P80 until July 31.
For more information and the latest promos visit facebook.com/AngkasPH or reach them at Twitter (@angkas).
Be a street-wise commuter: beat the traffic with ANGKAS!
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