Yesterday, Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Art Tugade led the virtual inauguration of the Metro Davao Bike Lane Network Project.
The 54.74-km bike lane network was officially completed on June 15, 2021 and spans across 14 road sections. Adhering to world standards, these lanes have been established with the necessary road safety features such as white and green pavement markings, signages, bollards, bike symbols, solar studs, concrete delineators, as well as bike racks.
For Sec Art Tugade, the establishment of these Bike Lanes all over the country as part of his push to introduce and develop Active Transport, is key.
“These are dedicated and protected bicycle lanes. Ang ibig sabihin nito, ang mga siklista, hindi na kailangang makipagbunuan sa kalsada. You don’t have to ply the roads in fear na baka kayo ay ma-aksidente o masagi ng sasakyan o motor na nakakasabay sa daan. Wala nang paki-usapan sa ibang motorista—mapa-sasakyan man ‘yan o motorsiklo—na ‘Please, please, please share the road’,” Tugade said during the virtual ceremony.
The Davao City bike lane completes the 497-kilometer bike lane network that includes Metro Manila and Metro Cebu. It was funded by the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act of 2020 (Republic Act No. 11494).
So far, so good.
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