Friday, January 3, 2014

Government Implement Bicycle Lanes On Our Streets

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Biking is considered one of the more known recreational activities in our generation. Not to mention all its health benefits such as, all-around muscle strengthening, and calorie burning. Large bicycle races started in the 1890s and from then biking has become a well-known sport.

Filipino cyclists have urged the government and the MMDA to put up bike lanes, and not soon after, the MMDA supported the notion of the cyclists. Under Tolentino’s helm, MMDA promoted the use of bicycles among commuters by putting up several bike lanes in Manila, Makati, and Marikina, and Quezon City.

The MMDA had installed bike lanes along EDSA, from Magallanes to Ayala Avenue; University Avenue up to Tandang Sora in Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City; Remedios Circle up to Paraiso ng Batang Maynila on M. Adriatico Street in Manila; and from Santolan LRT-2 station to Imelda Avenue along Marcos Highway in Marikina City.

Now it's time to face the facts on why it's hard to bike commute in the Philippines. First of all, our country's weather. The Philippines experiences two seasons, rainy and dry, and because of this cyclists may experience extreme heat, if not, hard rainfall.

Second, the Philippines experiences one of the worst traffic problems in the world, because of unruly drivers, cyclists will have a difficult time commuting. And lastly, the scarcity of bike parking, to cyclists, their bikes are very precious to them, which is why safety of their bikes is highly needed.

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1 comment:

  1. Bike lanes can save many things. It can save the Ozone from deteriorating, it can save everyone from noise and air pollution and the most important is that it can save your MONEY. Try biking to school, it can save you maybe 20-50 pesos a day. By the way, it's FREE and ECO-FRIENDLY!


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