Congressman says employees who bike to work should get 30-minute grace period

GMA News Online reports that Rep. Carmelo Lazatin of Pampanga’s first district said that bicycle-riding employees should get a 30-minute window before their employers mark them late because they have a "relatively longer travel time they need to get to work."

GMA News Online reports that Rep. Carmelo Lazatin of Pampanga’s first district said that bicycle-riding employees should get a 30-minute window before their employers mark them late because they have a "relatively longer travel time they need to get to work."

Lazatin wants the stipulation to be part of his proposed Bicycle Use Act of 2011, or House Bill 5335, which aims to push the government and private sector to promote bicycle use. The congressman also said that such a bill is important amid the "spiraling cost" of oil products.

 

In a statement, Lazatin said, "The government lacks a serious program to promote bicycle use despite the many benefits it brings not only to health but to the economy and environment as well."

 

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