BPI installs bike racks in 3 Makati branches

Published July 19, 2022, 2:02 PM

by Lee C. Chipongian

Ayala-led Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), with the Makati Business Club (MBC), has put up bike racks at selected branches in Makati as part of its sustainability program and for the security of its cyclist clients.

BPI bike racks

BPI on Tuesday, July 19, also said that it has partnered with the Embassy of the Netherlands in the Philippines for their “Business for Biking” program to encourage and support more active-friendly transport infrastructure and policies in the Philippines.

For its pilot initiative, BPI has placed bike racks at the BPI Family Savings Bank Building in JP Rizal San Miguel, Bel-Air Paseo, and Pasong Tamo Extension-EDSA branches.

“This is just one of the ways by which we are responding to the evolving needs of our customers and making it easier for them to transact in our branches. This initiative also supports our drive towards greater sustainability, especially considering the high cost of gasoline these days. We hope this will encourage the use of bikes as a means of transport to not only lower carbon footprint but also promote a healthy lifestyle,” said Maria Cristina “Ginbee” Go, BPI Head of Consumer Banking.

MBC had earlier suggested to increase bike racks in BPI’s branches to improve safety and security of cyclist customers. MBC Executive Director Coco Alcuaz said BPI “is setting a great example for other businesses to follow in helping people who bike to get to work and people for whom biking is work.”