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Get some exercise while maintaining social distancing
The pandemic has made access to public transportation in Metro Manila far worse than it already was. And so urban dwellers are resorting to biking to get from point A to point B, with some rediscovering their love for cycling and others
And this is by no means a comprehensive list
Most people living in Metro Manila have a love-hate relationship with the city (but probably more hate). Public transportation can be a problem, especially when you have to ride the train or a bus every single day, and car-centric road
Take note, commuters
The management of LRT-1 has announced operating hours for the 2020 holiday season up until January 1. You'll want to keep this in mind if you're riding the train in the coming weeks.From Baclaran (weekdays)From Baclaran (weekends
Plan your trips accordingly
Heads up if you're taking the MRT during the Christmas holidays: the train's management has released the following schedule covering December 19 to January 5.North AvenueTaft AvenueNorth AvenueTaft AvenueNorth AvenueTaft AvenueNorth AvenueTaft AvenueNOTE: This article first appeared on Reportr.
The right call?
Bicycle owners within Pasig City need not worry about having to ride with a face shield on after the local government announced wearing one will not be required while cycling within its jurisdiction.The move was announced on social media earlier today.
Consider it an investment
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Its jeepneys are still chugging along
It's difficult to come by any solid numbers on just how many jeepneys there are in the Philippines. According to an NPR article from 2018, estimates vary from 180,000 to 270,000. About 75,000 of those are crammed in
Which do you think is the safest?
After almost eight months, the National Task Force (NTF) Against Covid-19 has finally approved the resumption of motorcycle-taxi operations as part of another round of the initial pilot run.As before, the Department of Transportation (DOTr), through a technical working
There are several train projects in the pipeline
In traffic-ridden Metro Manila, trains provide an escape from clogged roads. Long queues and cramped rides deter many from taking a ride, but cheap fares make it an attractive option still.While the metro's train system works, it has left
They scored gold at the recently concluded Mobility Awards
Cyclists pedaling around these cities on two wheels will likely agree: Pasig and San Juan are the two most bike-friendly LGUs in Metro Manila.The two cities bested 10 other LGU nominees in the first-ever Mobility Awards, which recently announced
Who is Gabby?
The jeepney has practically become synonymous with the Philippines, as closely associated with it as pristine beaches and wide-eyed tarsiers. It has become a cultural symbol with its loud splashes of color, intricate paintings adorning the sides, and figures of horses
DOTr has yet to give the go-signal
The House Committee on Public Transportation led by Rep. Edgar Mary Sarmiento has approved a resolution that reportedly allows two ride-hailing motorcycle companies to resume operations. This was announced by Presidential spokesman Harry Roque on his social media account."Nilabas na
Company documents will suffice
Employees who need to ride provincial buses for work can do so without securing travel authority, the country's COVID task force chief said on Wednesday, September 30.The head of Joint Task Force COVID Shield, Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, told Dobol
An almost 1000km journey
After losing his job in Metro Manila, 19-year-old Peter Roncales decided to bike from Parañaque City all the way to his home in the municipality of Oras in Eastern Samar.This was an almost 1,000km journey, according to
A total of 17 bike racks have been installed so far
The Department of Transportation said Tuesday that it has installed more bike racks in MRT-3 stations to accommodate the growing number of commuters whose new normal routes include bicycles and trains.A total of 17 out of the planned 34 bike
More e-bikes are coming
We have observed lately that there's a growing following for electric bicycles here in our country. This inspires us to feature more of these environment-friendly and emissions-free two-wheelers that are now being pushed by the government-not just
Bike searches jumped by three times
When lockdown restrictions kept public transportation off the streets, ever-resourceful Filipinos took to the road on two wheels.But first, naturally, they Googled it.iPrice Group, a research firm that monitors and enables e-commerce activity across the region, sifted through
Good news, commuters
As Metro Manila eases into general community quarantine (GCQ), the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) announces that it has given an additional 1,333 traditional public utility jeepneys the green light to operate in 23 new routes starting Wednesday, August
Have you spotted him cycling across the metro yet?
At 70 years old, senior citizen cyclist Gil Gener Palomar still beats the rush on two wheels-while making a colorful statement aboard his bicycle.Just check out his outfit when he went out for a recent ride, as spotted by Spin.
The budget would come from the ‘Bayanihan 2’ bill.
The Department of Transportation said Thursday that it would need P1.04 billion to establish a bike lane network in Metro Manila to provide commuters an alternative during the general community quarantine.The proposed bike lanes will be 1.2 to 1.
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