With how unbearable traffic nowadays plus maniacal drivers in the streets of Manila, road rage could be possible.
When in Manila, people continue to look for an alternative solution to ease the traffic. And one of the solutions is to use a bike going to and from work/school.
These are the bike rentals available in Nuvali. Aside from its health benefits, biking is economical and easier than chasing PNR/LRT/MRT or Jeepney.
However, bikers are also prone to accidents. Such is what the renowned journalist Howie Severino experienced. Read the full story here.
Following the road rage incident in Quiapo, Manila Mayor Estrada is reportedly thinking of putting up designated bike lanes in his stomping ground. In fact, according to Manila Bulletin’s report, Estrada plans to talk to Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and various cycling enthusiasts organizations to discuss the possibility of the said initiative.
As quoted in the article, Estrada commented there are areas where bike lanes will be installed. He also believes that “biking is a healthy exercise, less use of motor vehicles, the lesser air pollution is.”
In addition, Estrada recalled that the narrow roads in Manila were because of how it was built during the Spanish era, which at that time, Calesa was the primary mode of transportation.
Now, Calesas are primary attractions in Intramuros.
Meanwhile, Manila has already established two bike lanes along Remedios Circle to M. Adriatico Street (established 2012 / 1.44 kms) and another along Roxas Boulevard from Rajah Soliman to US Embassy, which was established 2015. (Source: Official Gazette of the Philippines)
While I am happy and excited to make this happen, people should know what road courtesy means first more than anything else.
How about you, do you think designated bike lanes should be mandatory? Share your thoughts below.