Bikers, You Can Finally Ride Safely All the Way to Rizal

See you out there!

It's finally time to ride your bike into the sunset because the bike lane on the Laguna Lake Highway finally opened on February 7. As previously reported, the 6.8-kilometer first-of-its-kind lane connects Taytay, Rizal to Bicutan, Taguig.

But if you can't reach that part of Manila just yet, here's an actual aerial view of the bike lane courtesy of DZBB Super Radyo:

Department of Public Works and Highways Sec. Mark Villar led the inspection of the new pedestrian infrastructure.

"First time in Metro Manila na magkaroon ng independent na bike lane," he said. "Minsan kasi ang ginagawa nilalagyan lang ng guhit, pero ito independent so mas safe siya."

The secretary pointed out that it's independent of the usual vehicle traffic as it has an island separating it from the rest of the road. Aside from being toll-free, this is the first national expressway with a bicycle lane. It's three meters wide, and can be accessed by a car in case of emergencies. The secretary also mentioned that this will be the model they will use from here on out when there are new roads or existing roads that are wide enough to incorporate bike lanes.

Possible locations they have their eyes on are in Intramuros, Bacolod, and Mindanao. "Major cities. Lahat 'yan, pag may workable area kami, balak talaga naming lagyan ng bike lane," Villar emphasized.

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