In an effort to increase foot and bicycle traffic, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has opened bicycle lanes in Quezon City. The new 2.105km bike lane covers the northbound lane of Ortigas to Santolan along EDSA. Another shorter bike lane, 982.6m long, spans White Plains from EDSA to Temple Drive (eastbound).
"These bike lanes were conceptualized to promote and enhance street and neighborhood identity, increase foot and bike traffic, and reduce vehicle congestion and air pollution along the major thoroughfares as well as promote healthy living and well-being," said MMDA chairman Francis Tolentino.
Painted in red and installed with traffic directional signs and safety devices, these bike lanes are the newest addition to MMDA's other bicycle lanes:
* Remedios Circle in Malate, Manila (3.15km);
* Marcos Highway from Evangelista Street to Sumulong Highway in Marikina City (9.14km);
* Magallanes to Ayala Avenue along EDSA in Makati City (1km); and
* Commonwealth Avenue from University Avenue to Tandang Sora in Quezon City (2.92km)
The bicycles may be used for free under MMDA's bike-sharing system. A valid ID must be presented before the bicycle can be issued along with a plastic card indicating the bike number.
Photos from MMDA's Facebook page