Sen. Grace Poe assures bike lanes for bikers under the new normal set up

Sen. Grace Poe assures bike lanes for bikers under the new normal set up

Senator Grace Poe is taking note of the current situation as regards the commuting public and the mass transportation situation in our streets.

Biking is seen as a great alternative as the problems brought about by COVID-19 still affects everything, ushering a new normal.

In support to the new normal of biking as a form of transportation she assures all bikers that there will be enough funding for the construction of bike lanes.

Senator Grace Poe
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Poe notes that there is fund for construction of bike lanes in the Department of Transportation’s (DOTr) P17-billion budget.
“Our bikers must no longer risk life and limb as they exert patient legwork in traversing our roads (Hindi na dapat malagay sa alanganin ang buhay ng ating mga kababayan sa kanilang pagbibisikleta sa lansangan),” Poe said.
Currently the DOTr is coordinating with the Metro Manila Development Authority for the provision of bike lanes.

Earlier San Juan City and Taguig have declared their intention to introduce and implement bike lanes in their own jurisdictions.
The lady senator has endorsed Move As One Coalition’s P10-billion proposed funding for walking and cycling infrastructures, and purchase of bikes and bike racks for bicycle-sharing programs in Metro Manila and other highly urbanized cities.
“Our people deserve more transportation options that are practical, viable, beneficial and safe,” Poe said.

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