Bi­cy­cle fest eyed in La Trinidad

Sun.Star Baguio - - TOP STORIES - Lau­ren Alimondo Sun*Star Re­porter

A BI­CY­CLE Fes­ti­val to pro­mote and or­ga­nize sports events to bi­cy­cle en­thu­si­asts is be­ing eyed in the cap­i­tal town of Benguet.

La Trinidad Coun­cilor Guiller Gal­wan said they are eye­ing a Bi­cy­cle Fes­ti­val in the mu­nic­i­pal­ity to ease traf­fic and pro­mote the use non-mo­tor­ized ve­hi­cles such as bi­cy­cle as a means of trans­porta­tion.

“We are do­ing fa­vor to mo­torists to lessen traf­fic with one less car in our roads,” Gal­wan added said of the pro- posal.

With the pro­posed or­di­nance, the town is eye­ing big es­tab­lish­ments to fur­ther des­ig­nate park­ing spa­ces for bi­cy­cles, en­cour­age and in­vite es­tab­lish­ments in the mu­nic­i­pal­ity sell­ing bi­cy­cles and have a venue to show­case dif­fer­ent bi­cy­cle en­thu­si­asts dur­ing the fes­ti­val.

The law­maker said other coun­tries have prac­ticed and des­ig­nated lanes be­ing shared by mo­torists and bi­cy­cles.

Gal­wan added they will still form the traf­fic man­age­ment board for the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the bike lanes zone

mark­ings ap­proved by the coun­cil last year to be in­stalled near the right side of the road with a width of less than one me­ter fol­low­ing flow of traf­fic.

As the mu­nic­i­pal­ity im­ple­ments car­less Thurs­days of ev­ery month within the mu­nic­i­pal build­ing, Mu­nic­i­pal Ad­min­is­tra­tor Miller Quintin added they are also invit­ing Benguet State Univer­sity to have its car less day.

Fol­low­ing the ex­e­cuhi­bi­tions tive order of the mayor, the lo­cal coun­cil of La Trinidad has re­cently passed a res­o­lu­tion urg­ing its con­stituents to use bi­cy­cles.

The car­less day urged cit­i­zens of the val­ley not to use their re­spec­tive mo­tor ve­hi­cles, and in­stead, en­cour­aged to walk, use pub­lic trans­port and al­ter­na­tive non-mo­tor­ized trans­port dur­ing the car­less day on ev­ery Thurs­day of the first week of each month.

Photo by Milo Brioso

BI­CY­CLE DAY. Bike en­thu­si­asts are set to ben­e­fit in the pro­posed Bi­cy­cle Fes­ti­val be­ing mulled in La Trinidad to ease traf­fic and pro­mote the use non-mo­tor­ized ve­hi­cles such as bi­cy­cle as a means of trans­porta­tion.

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