The Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) is giving people more reason to hop on a bike instead of inside a car.
Earlier today, the transport terminal announced that it now features a bike parking station for cyclists looking to take a trip using public transportation. In a statement, PITX management said the decision to better cater to bicycle users came after it observed an increase in bike traffic following the facility’s resumption of operations in June.
“As part of PITX and Megawide’s green initiative, this is the first step among many, planned throughout the year to help minimize the carbon footprint of the land transport sector,” the statement reads.
“We want to do our part in assisting our biker friends to further promote an environmental cause we can all benefit from. We’re all trying to survive these days; let’s help the environment survive, too.”
Considering the size of the PITX, a 38-bike parking station doesn’t seem like that big a deal. PITX management hopes, however, that the new amenity will encourage more commuters to use a bike for a part of their daily journey and help save the environment in the process.
Bicycles grew in popularity after the COVID-19 pandemic paralyzed the public-transportation sector earlier this year. Since then, numerous government agencies and local governments have started initiatives to promote the use of these two-wheelers. Would you like to see more terminals set up bicycle parking stations like this?