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Rappler's latest stories on bike lanes


Zubiri wants elevated walkways, bike lanes along EDSA

Aug 20, 2019 - 7:32 PM

'We really must consider the alternative transport channel, as it…will give citizens from all walks of life an avenue for safe and easy mobility,' says Senator Zubiri

BETTER WALKWAYS. Senator Miguel Zubiri pushes for elevated walkways along EDSA. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Expert says provincial bus ban to worsen Metro traffic congestion

Jun 01, 2019 - 11:56 PM

Transport economist Jedd Ugay says that if MMDA wants to reduce traffic congestion, the effect of the provincial bus ban is the 'total opposite'

CLOSURE. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority is set to close provincial bus terminals along EDSA in June. File photos by Ben Nabong and Joel Liporada/Rappler

LOOK: Protected bike lanes in Pasig

Mar 12, 2018 - 6:28 PM

Pasig City government installs physical separation facilities along Doña Julia Vargas Avenue and F Ortigas Jr Road in Ortigas Center to protect bikers

PROTECTED. Pasig City government installed railings to segregate bikers from vehicles along Doña Julia Vargas Avenue. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

What will happen to the dedicated bicycle lane in UP Diliman?

Jan 12, 2018 - 1:16 PM

UP Vice Chancellor Nestor Castro of the Community Affairs Office clarifies that the road-marking activities at the state university are not yet done

ROAD SAFETY.  To prevent 'road accidents,' UP Vice Chancellor Nestor Castro said they are planning to distinguish the bicycle lane from the jogging lane. Photo by Dennis Lopez

In Cebu City, citizens reclaim the streets in road-sharing experiments

Mar 26, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Road sharing experiments have been done in the queen city of the south as Cebuanos hope to create a more livable city that gives priority to pedestrians and cyclists

SHARE THE ROAD. Supporters of the campaign want Philippine roads to be divided equally: one half for pedestrians, cyclists and joggers, the other half for motorized vehicles. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

What happens when you build protected bike lanes in cities?

Feb 13, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Clearly bicycles and motor vehicles don’t mix When push comes to shove the person on a bicycle is only flesh and bone But the person in a car is protected by an exoskeleton of steel

COASTING ALONG CHICAGO. Two-wheeled travel is more fun in a protected bike lane. Photo courtesy of the Chicago Department of Transportation

Legarda: Practice road-sharing, don't be car-centric

Jan 11, 2016 - 1:11 PM

A provision in the 2016 national budget allows the use of certain MMDA funds for road sharing activities

BIKING FOR A CAUSE. Bikers join the Share the Road movement's march to the Supreme Court on February 17, 2014 to file a petition for government agencies to implement road-sharing. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Community shows support as cyclist laid to rest

Jan 10, 2016 - 8:16 AM

Lorelie Melevo s sister Beverly Melevo has simple demands: respect bike lanes and its users and implement stricter rules

'We could have been Lorelie'

Jan 09, 2016 - 7:59 PM

We must act for those she left behind and for those we could be leaving behind if things don t get any better

LORELEI MELEVO. A biker, Lorelei is killed when a dump truck hits her along Mayor Gil Fernando Avenue in Marikina City on January 5, 2016. From Facebook wall of James Deakin

Cyclist's death spurs bike lanes movement

Jan 09, 2016 - 8:25 AM

The shock and grief over the death of Lorelie Melevo a single mother of 2 turns to a force for action as supporters of bike lanes call for changes in the country

Image from Lorelie Melevo's Facebook page.

Dear Manila Yacht Club members: #SidewalksAreForPeople

Oct 24, 2015 - 12:28 PM

You may own boats and belong to a club But you don t own the sidewalk

 'LET BIKE LANES FLOW.' Using these photos, author Dinna Louise Dayao compares how much better it would be if bike lanes are used by people (R), and not used as a parking lot (L). Photos from Carlos Celdran (l) and Eric Barbosa Jr. (r)

Binay resigns from Cabinet, EDSA road-sharing, MERS | 6PM wRap

Jun 22, 2015 - 6:38 PM

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QC to add bike lanes in city development plan

Apr 28, 2015 - 10:27 AM

The city government also adopts another environment friendly initiative: exempting vehicles powered by alternative fuel from the number coding scheme

ADVOCACY. Cyclists gather at the Quezon Memorial Circle to promote cycling as an environment-friendly mode of transport. Photo from the Quezon City government Facebook page

MMDA opens new bike lane on Roxas Blvd

Feb 15, 2015 - 4:11 PM

The launch of the MMDA s latest bike sharing project also kicked off Sunday s Bayanihan sa Daan road sharing project

ENVIRONMENT-FRIENDLY. The MMDA opens a new bike lane to encourage the public to use bicycles as an alternative mode of transportation. File photo courtesy of the MMDA

DENR to require sidewalks, bike lanes in all PH roads

Nov 28, 2014 - 1:40 PM

It is the first time for the DENR to incorporate the sidewalk and bike lane requirement in the Environmental Impact Assessment for roads

Bike-sharing, bike shelters in the metro

Mar 25, 2014 - 6:09 PM

More bike lanes a bike sharing scheme and bike shelters – is Manila getting more bike friendly?

MORE LANES. The DPWH will add more bike lanes in Quezon City, with the help of the MMDA. File photo courtesy of the MMDA

DPWH to open more bike lanes in Quezon City

Mar 12, 2014 - 9:49 PM

New lanes will be opened along Katipunan Avenue while carriage ways will be widened in the EDSA White Planes area

MORE LANES. The DPWH will add more bike lanes in Quezon City, with the help of the MMDA. File photo courtesy of the MMDA

Bill promotes the use of bicycles among Filipinos

Mar 02, 2014 - 6:22 PM

A bill seeks to promote the use of bicycles as an alternative means of transport in the Philippines