The Pasig City government is turning its busy streets more bike-friendly
By Nicole Ganglani | Art by Tricia Guevara | Source photo by Coen van den Broek/Unsplash
No, the photo above isn’t taken in Pasig City but it’s an ideal driving the city government when it recently built pop-up bike and sidewalk lanes on key roads of Pasig City. The initiative will encourage people to ride freely along Pasig Mega Market Area, Caruncho Avenue, Pasig City Hall, Amang Rodriguez Avenue and East Bank to Marcos Highway.
The Pasig City government has long been an advocate of bikes as an essential mode of transportation. Last April, the city government permitted bicycle shops and repair stores to operate amid the metro-wide community quarantine. This was also the same time when the city government utilized bicycles to help healthcare workers travel to work.
Since ECQ, no days off… mga nangyayari ngayong Sunday:
-troubleshooting last problems w Nat'l SAP
-teams distributing Pasig Supplemental SAP
-construction at our Centralized Qua.Facility and others
-bike lanes popping up @PasigTransport
-Community Kitchen pic.twitter.com/8flXzIBsa2
— Vico Sotto (@VicoSotto) May 10, 2020
Road markings for bikes promote a safe and friendly space for cycling. These allow citizens to easily practice social distancing since people can stay two-meters apart while in transit. Lastly, it also doesn’t contribute to air pollution, which new research says has been linked to higher coronavirus deaths.
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