An overview of the cycle paths in Pasig City
A main artery of City of Pasig is now safer for cyclists, according to a Reddit user.
In an article posted on Monday, a Reddit user posted on r / Philippines a photo showing a well-constructed cycle path along part of Julia Vargas Avenue in Ortigas Center.
“Part of Julia Vargas has become safer for cyclists. Notice the rubber stoppers. No more UV (utility vehicle) and taxis sneaking between orange markers while dropping off passengers or urinating on walls, ”the user wrote.
In the photo, the lane next to the sidewalk has a barrier dedicated to cyclists.
It was part of Pasig Transportthe initiative to develop cycle paths along the main roads in the center of Ortigas last March.
A preview of their progress had already been published in a video on Pasig Transport’s social media.
“The protection of cycle paths is underway! Here is an overview of the evolution of bike paths along Emerald, ADB and Julia Vargas avenues. Then: Market Avenue, ”reads the description of the video.
The protection of cycle paths is underway!
Here is an overview of the evolution of bike paths along Emerald, ADB and Julia Vargas avenues.
Next: Market Avenue pic.twitter.com/2X2t1krxAC
– PasigTransport (@PasigTransport) March 18, 2021
In the discussion section of the post, one user wondered what would happen if more Filipinos used bicycles as a mode of transportation during the upcoming Christmas season.
“I can’t wait to see the new and improved Julia Vargas over Christmas time. I hope all the locals who shop in Megamall will bring their bikes ”, the user wrote.
One user, meanwhile, suggested that the local government should instead have given cyclists all the way.
“They should have given up the whole lane or resized the remaining lanes accordingly. This remaining part has not been taken into account. This creates confusion and encourages stupid behavior ”, the user mentionned.
This was shared a few days after the worldwide celebration of the World Cycling Day June 3.
The United Nations dedicated June 3 to this event to highlight the benefits of motorless vehicles for public transport.
“For the poorest urban sector, which often cannot afford to buy private vehicles, walking and cycling can be a means of transportation while reducing the risk of heart disease, stroke, certain cancers, diabetes and even death. As a result, improved active transport is not only healthy; it is also fair and profitable, ”the organization said.