BICYCLE RACKS UP IN MRT AND LRT
Updated: Jul 24, 2020
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) through its Rail Sector, has started installing bicycle racks at stations of the LRT-1, LRT-2, MRT-3 and PNR transit lines.
This is intended to help those going to work with the limited capacity of public transportation due to the general community quarantine (GCQ) rules to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Many residents of Metro Manila and its adjacent areas have started using bicycles as their main mode of transportation and to further encourage the use of bicycles, and to help commuters easily transfer from one transportation mode to another, the bicycle racks were installed.
DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade assured cyclists of convenience in using bicycles as an active transport mode while quarantine measures are being enforced, and at the same time, making sure of their safety on the streets.
“I fully support the establishment of the bike lanes as this active transport mode promotes a healthy lifestyle and clean environment. We will make this protected to ensure the safety of our cyclists. As a form of assistance to them, we have initially installed bike racks in various railway stations in Metro Manila. And this will definitely be replicated in other public transport terminals across the country,” the transport chief emphasized.
Bicycle owners may park their bikes at the bike racks from 5:00 am until 8:00 pm only. However, they can claim their bicycles until the close of operations at 10:00 pm.