Issue of February 11, 2018

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Proposal to designate bike lanes, crossing marks revived
by PIO release

A city councilor has proposed the installation of lanes for pedestrian, brisk walkers, and bicycles in all feasible roads in the city.

Councilor Lilia A. Fariñas said that all roads in the city should be installed with lanes for pedestrians, brisk walkers, or bicycles. Such lanes must be painted to signal motorists to slow down and take extra caution.

The ordinance, which was passed on first reading, ordered that city roads under the Department of Public Works and Highways should be allowed to be installed with pedestrian, brisk walking, or bicycle lanes.

It provides that the pedestrian and bicycle lanes shall run parallel along the right side of the road or street identified by a four-inch white and yellow, diagonally stripe line, painted with standard road paint.

The ordinance added that the pedestrian and bicycle lane shall be measured from the rightmost side of the road pursuant to minimum standards as may be advised by the City Engineering Office and the DPWH.

The ordinance pointed out that motorists or drivers who will not follow the rules, such as not slowing down when passing over the mandatory pedestrian or bicycle lane, not giving in to walkers, joggers ,or cyclists using the lane; or causing injury or damages shall be fined P3,000 on first offense; P4,000 on second offense; and P5,000 or imprisonment of one month or both upon the discretion of the court for the third and succeeding offenses.

Tthe penal provisions shall not preclude the filing of separate cases that resulted in injury, damage to property, or death to victims.

The ordinance stated that to foster economic and environmental sustainability, one of the best practices of urbanized economies such as Copenhagen, Norway, and the Netherlands is to prioritize and promote pedestrianization and significantly infuse bicycle lanes in their urban planning.

The proposed measure emphasized that this best practice attempts to eradicate or at least mitigate air pollution from motorized vehicles that contribute to global warming.

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