The Manila Development Authority (MMDA) inspected San Juan’s bike lanes on Friday, Feb. 26, to help improve the city’s facilities and services for the bike-riding public as more people have transitioned to using bicycles for their travels during the pandemic.
The inspection was led by MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos and San Juan City Mayor Francisco Zamora.
“As someone who bikes around the city myself, I know the importance of protecting cyclists from fast-moving cars and trucks, that is why we put up these bike lanes. Biking is also a cleaner and healthier alternative in the crawling traffic of Metro Manila,” Zamora said.
Aside from the bike lanes, the city government also passed a bicycle ordinance that focuses on bike safety protocols.
San Juan also partnered with PNB-Allianz to construct the city’s first solar-powered bike pit stop along Pinaglabanan Street.
Yellow street lights were also replaced with bright white LED lights to help bikers and residents who ride around the city at night.
In 2020, San Juan City was awarded the Gold Award by the Mobility Awards for the city government’s efforts in promoting biking and installing infrastructure to protect bikers.
Zamora said the inspection will help the city improve its bike lanes so it will remain as one of the bike-friendly cities in Metro Manila.