Local gov’ts tasked to set up network of bike lanes, racks, walkways | Inquirer News

Local gov’ts tasked to set up network of bike lanes, racks, walkways

/ 04:25 AM August 22, 2020

The national government has delegated to local officials the responsibility of making their respective areas more accommodating to bicycles, the transport of choice for a growing number of commuters coping with the lack of public utility vehicles due to community quarantines.

In a joint administrative order issued Aug.19 by the interior, health, public works and transportation departments, local governments are “strongly enjoined” to coordinate with each other for the establishment of a “network of bike lanes’’ and the improvement of walkways and sidewalks for inter-city travel.

The local governments are also directed to “incentivize” the provision of bicycle racks and showers in commercial, community and activity centers, workplaces, and buildings.

They are also asked to review existing ordinances and plans related to urban transportation, and coordinate with national agencies for the issuance of permits for the construction of facilities that will make their areas more biker-friendly. —Jodee A. Agoncillo

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

For more news about the novel coronavirus click here.
What you need to know about Coronavirus.
For more information on COVID-19, call the DOH Hotline: (02) 86517800 local 1149/1150.

The Inquirer Foundation supports our healthcare frontliners and is still accepting cash donations to be deposited at Banco de Oro (BDO) current account #007960018860 or donate through PayMaya using this link.

TAGS: bicycles, Bike, bike lanes, COVID-19, LGU, pandemic

© Copyright 1997-2024 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.