The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) have just opened a dedicated the bicycle lane located at Remedios Circle in Manila today.
The bicycle lane, approximately 1.755 kilometers long, would be from Remedios Circle up to Paraiso ng Batang Maynila on M. Adriatico Street. It is also in place from Quirino Avenue up to the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Roxas Boulevard which stretches about 550 meters. Similar bicycle lanes would also be created along Marcos Highway in Marikina City and Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City.
“These dedicated lanes are intended to ensure the safety of the bicycle riders who traverse Metro Manila’s major roads,” Chairman Francis Tolentino said.
According to Tolentino, the creation of bicycle lanes along major thoroughfares is intended to promote the use of bicycle as an alternative mode of transportation.
“Apart from being environment-friendly, biking is also good for the health,” Tolentino added.
Immediately following the launch of the bicycle lane was the inauguration of the Children’s Road Safety Park located at Adriatico Street and Quirino Avenue, in front of the Manila Zoo. The park would feature miniature road signs, pedestrian lanes, and footbridges that the MMDA hopes would instill in the minds of the future generation proper traffic discipline and practices.
“Through this park, we are inculcating the value of road safety and traffic discipline among the children,” Tolentino said.