We’ve got some good news for all the cyclists and bike hobbyists out there! The DPWH is committed to incorporating bike lanes on roads snaking the metro.
According to Inquirer.net, the agency headed by Secretary Mark Villar is looking into adding pedestrian infrastructure such as sidewalks and, yes, bike lanes.
“Lahat po ng mga roads namin ngayon, lahat po ng mga bago na gagawin namin, ini-incorporate namin yung possibility of a bike lane. When applicable, we really endeavor to include bike lanes in roads,” the DPWH sec said.
He also added that the agency was already looking into putting bike lanes in Intramuros, Manila, and roads along the Pasig River. He took note of the Bacolod National Highway as one of the roads eyed to have a bike lane.
In case you didn’t know, they began this project of theirs back in November last year when they decided to turn the former C-6 into the Laguna Lake Highway. It became a 4-lane divided highway that connects the eastern part of Metro Manila to the towns of Rizal Province. Aside from being toll-free, this was the first national expressway with bicycle lanes.
Hopefully, in the near future, we’d all ride a bike to work and ease the traffic a little bit as well as reduce pollution. We can dream, right?
You can watch the full interview here: