Bike lanes in 24 roads completed in Cebu City

By: Delta Dyrecka Letigio - CDN Digital Multi-Media Reporter | March 06,2021 - 05:48 PM

Personnel from the Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO) has begun painting the green lane for the bicycles along V. Rama Street in this file photo taken September 24, 2020. | Photo Courtesy of CCTO

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City has completed bike lanes on 24 roads that are now passable for city bikers

This after almost a year since Mayor Edgardo Labella has promised to open bike lanes for those who have chosen to ride bikes due to the lack of public transportation during the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ).

“We have completed the bike lanes on 24 roads in Cebu City with the help of the Department of Public Works and Highways in Region 7 (DPWH-7). Subay kini sa Cebu City Ordinance 2408 alang sa pagpatuman og bike-friendly areas sa atong kadalanan to ensure the safety of bicycle commuters.”

“Gituyo sab nato nga looped ang bike lanes sa siyudad so that bikers can access them without interruption,” said Labella.

So far, major thoroughfares such as V. Rama Avenue, Osmeña Boulevard, Natalio Bacalso Highway, Colon Street, Imus Street, General Maxilom Avenue, and other downtown areas now have bike lanes.

The City Planning Office has designed the bike lane to go on a loop so that the bikers can travel without interruption.

The Sugbo Bike Lanes Board (SBLB) has been tasked to implement the bike lane ordinance and the mayor said he is satisfied with how the project was implemented.

Recently, the Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO) has warned motorists that they cannot block the bike lanes by parking there.

Public utility vehicles have designated stops where they may load and unload passengers, while private vehicles will be cited or clamped if they park on the bike lanes.

“Giawhag nako ang mga motorista ug mga driver sa sakyanan nga dili tawon i-block ug himuong parking areas ang atong mga bike lane kay aron luwas ang mangagi sa maong dalan. The CCTO will also see to it nga any vehicle caught parking on our bike lanes will be apprehended and towed,” said the mayor.

The mayor encouraged bikers and motorists to work together to keep the streets in the city safe and accident-free. /rcg

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TAGS: bike lanes, Cebu City, COVID-19, DPWH-7, Mayor Edgardo Labella, pandemic, public transportation

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