Following its voluntary bike registration program, Quezon City continues its advocacy for bikers by officially opening its bike lane network to bikers who are coming in and out of the city.
The goal of Quezon City to become the largest municipal in Metro Manila with bike-friendly roads is now slowly coming together with the inauguration of the city’s bike network. This 93km bike network is made possible by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte, who has been vocal about her support for bikers around the city thanked the government and the local government units for all the work they’ve put in to help bring this bike network to life.
“Dati, madalas po na hindi napapansin ang mga hinaing ng mga local government, ngunit sa liderato ng mga opisyal ngayon sa mga nasabing ahensya, talagang dinidinig ang mga pangangailangan ng local government at sinisiguradong masolusyunan ito,” she said.
The 93km bike network in Quezon City is part of the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act (Bayanihan II) of the DOTr and DPWH. This act includes a bike network with a total combined distance of 530km in Metro Manila, Metro Cebu, and Metro Davao.
The newly inaugurated 93km Quezon City bike lane network connects the city’s main roads to other parts of Metro Manila, such as Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon Avenue, East Avenue, and North Avenue, among others.
Also present during the inauguration of the bike network were Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman Benjamin Abalos and road transport and infrastructure assistant secretary Mark Pastor.
The inauguration of the bike network is another step closer to reducing the carbon emissions of car engines. Little by little, this could pave the way for a safer and greener country.