The Safe Pathways Bill recently had its 3rd and final reading from the Senate. Senate bill number 1582 or Safe Pathways Act was approved with 23 affirmative votes. The bill seeks to have a safe pathway for those who prefer to walk or bike or use non-motorized vehicles in going to their destination.
That is great news for all bikers because this is what we have been all wishing for since we started organizing ourselves. I remember in our previous critical mass rides with the Firefly Brigade, we longed for bike lanes here in Metro Manila. Now that we are almost there (almost a law), we should rejoice and be grateful for our fellow cyclists in the city will be much safer.
Safer and Healthier Commuters
If there is some good that we can highlight in this Covid 19 Pandemic, is that the bicycle industry boomed in our country. Instead of riding the jeepney or bus or train, people chose to get on a bicycle to move around the city. It is the healthier choice, for when you ride a bike, you don’t have to be so near to the next commuter inside the bus or train. Riding the bicycle is the safer choice when it comes to commuting. It is obviously the healthier choice as well, for it promotes exercise and it pumps the heart well. You break a sweat, that’s good! Remove those toxins in your body!
We all need a healthy body. It would also be great if there is less pollution in the air.
Let us all work together to live in a bike friendly community. Get a bike and use it for mobility and happiness.
To learn more about the Safe Pathways Bill, visit Senator Pia Cayetano’s website: https://piacayetano.ph/pia-now-is-the-best-time-to-pass-the-safe-pathways-act/
Bike Parking Racks To Go With That, Please?
We need bike lanes, and we need bike parking racks also! The problem with some business owners and buildings, they do not empathize with the bicycle riding public and they do not allot an area for bicycle parking. Please put a bicycle rack where we can park our bikes safely and properly. We need to secure our rides and chain them into something anchored on the ground. For more info on Bike Racks, read here: https://valleybikes.net/bike-rack-n-roll-bike-parking-rack-for-all/
Bikers unite! Let us continue to work together for the common good! We can do much greater things if we work together as ONE.