Good news for Bulacan bike riders: Earlier today, May 9th, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) inaugurated the 9.6km Pulilan–Baliuag Diversion Road in Bulacan, which includes a designated lane for bike riders. The road begins at Pulan-Calumpit Road in Barangay Tibag near NLEX and ends at Daang Maharlika in Barangay Tarcan, Baliuag.
The ceremony was attended by DPWH secretary Mark Villar, along with other DPWH and Bulacan officials. The secretary says that the purpose of the four-lane, P50.694-million project is to “improve traffic flow and ensure the safety of travel.”
Villar adds: “As part of DPWH’s plan, not only is it our main goal to provide vehicular infrastructure, but pedestrian infrastructure as well—especially for those who do not have private vehicles of their own. This is why we aim to incorporate bike lanes in all our projects similar to what we did here in the Pulilan–Baliuag Diversion Road.”
The new road gives Bulaceños an alternative route to Maharlika Highway through the municipalities of Pulilan and Baliuag. This is good news for those who choose to eschew riding motor-driven vehicles in favor of more environment-friendly modes of transport.