Cyclists are encouraged to register their bikes in QC
Are you a cyclist or someone who owns and uses active transportation in Quezon City?
Now you can simply sign up for the city’s voluntary bicycle registration program.
Launched by the Department of Public Order and Safety – Office of Green Transport, the program aims to ensure the safety of cyclists and other active users of the city’s transport.
The voluntary registration of bicycles is provided for in the city ordinance SP 2988-2020 known as the ordinance on the safety of cycling in Quebec. Under Article 7 of the ordinance, the Green Transport Bureau – Bicycles and Active Transport Section will launch the program, which will keep all relevant information on cyclists and active transport users in order to ensure the continuous improvement of the safe cycling and active transportation program.
DPOS PBGen head. Elmo San Diego said the program will help riders locate their bikes if they are lost or stolen, and help them in the event of an accident.
“The importance of this bicycle registration program is to help our riders in the event that their bikes cannot be located or are stolen. We can help them and they can have the help of the police to investigate the missing bikes because owners can easily present a certificate of ownership issued by DPOS, ”said San Diego.
Mayor Joy Belmonte encourages groups of cyclists and other active transport users to register their bikes as part of the program.
“As an advocate for active transportation, I encourage bikers and cycling groups to register their bikes as part of this program so that we can help them and keep them safe,” Belmonte said.
“I hope that through this bicycle registration program, more residents will be inspired to take alternative transportation because they can be assured of their safety here in Quezon City,” Belmonte added.
For bikers or active transport users who wish to register, all they need to do is bring a government issued ID card, a 2 × 2 photo, proof of purchase of their bicycle, e-bike or scooters , and a photo of the owner with the bike, e-bike or e-scooter. There will also be a registration fee of P150.00. A sticker will be issued by the DPOS-GTO for identification purposes. The DPOS-GTO is located on the ground floor of the DPOS building.
For questions regarding the voluntary bicycle registration program, the public can contact the DPOS-GTO at (8) 710-0743. (PIA NCR)