Davao not yet ready for bike law

Subscribe Now November 29, 2013 at 08:44am

DAVAO City is not yet ready for the implementation of the bicycle ordinance, a city official said.

Traffic Management Center (TMC) officer-in-charge Retired Colonel Dionisio Abude said city roads are narrow, making it difficult to implement the bicycle ordinance that was passed by the City Council more than three years ago.

Abude said the involvement of the TMC in the implementation of the ordinance is to properly identify the streets where the bicycle lane will be set up.

"Diri sa ato ang ubang kalsada, walay sidewalk. Kung naa pa tay bicycle lane, asa pa ibutang? (Some streets here do not have any sidewalk. If we would set up a bicycle lane, where are we going to set it up?)," he asked.

Abude added that the bicycle ordinance is important to protect those who ride bicycles.

Committee on Transportation and Communication head Councilor Leonardo Avila III earlier said he will push for the formulation of implementing rules and regulations for the bicycle ordinance.

Avila said his committee will propose for the establishment of a direct route for north and south bound that will cater to bike riders in the city.

He also said that he will try to include in the proposal the widening of roads to make way for bicycles. This will lessen the likelihood of bicycle riders being involved in road accidents.

Source: sunstar.com.ph

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