Articles worth reading

NEDA underscores need to update Constitution 

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time5 days ago

National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Secretary Arsenio Balisacan on Monday underscored the importance of updating the economic provisions in the Constitution to attract more foreign direct investments (FDI) and help achieve the Philippi...

Comelec chairperson George Erwin Garcia

Gov't plans simultaneous plebiscite, midterm polls in 2025 

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time5 days ago

A possible simultaneous holding of a plebiscite for Charter amendments and the midterm polls in 2025 will save the government P13 billion, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said in a report by Philippine News Agency. "If it will be held sep...

Gov't allocates P106 billion for 4Ps 

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time5 days ago

More than 4.4 million members of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) will benefit from the P106.335-billion allocation for the program for 2024, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said in a report by Philippine News Agency. In a...

Quezon City News

Quezon City gets accolades for bicycle-friendly initiatives

account_balanceQuezon City News account_circleTimothy Martin Masagca chat_bubble_outline0 Comments

Quezon City has been celebrated as a pioneering force in promoting sustainable and cyclist-friendly environments, securing numerous awards from both public and private sectors for its unwavering commitment to alternative transportation and the establishment of secure bike lanes.

Mayor Joy Belmonte's proactive leadership in steering the city's initiatives towards active transportation was lauded by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). These agencies recognized Mayor Belmonte as one of the Notable Public Officials, acknowledging her pivotal role in spearheading programs and policies supporting active transportation.

The city's endeavors in providing safe biking spaces earned it several accolades during the 2023 National Bike Day Awards and Recognition held in Iloilo City. Quezon City clinched the Gold Award and the Bike Lane Infrastructure Quality Award, further affirming its dedication to fostering accessible and quality bike lanes.

Advertisement

Quezon City also emerged victorious in the Mobility Awards 2023, securing the title of the Most Bicycle-Friendly City and standing out among cities nationwide. This recognition, which included the Gold Award, showcased the city's commitment to prioritizing safe and convenient pathways for cyclists. Notably, other local government units such as Iloilo City and Baguio City were also commended for their commendable bike lane implementations.

The Mobility Awards, organized by various advocacy groups, aimed to acknowledge and celebrate the efforts of LGUs, workplaces, and commercial establishments in advancing safer and more sustainable modes of transportation.

Mayor Belmonte expressed gratitude for the accolades, emphasizing the city's relentless pursuit of road safety and accessibility. She reiterated the city's dedication to fostering better and more secure active transportation avenues for Quezon City residents.

Among the city's standout initiatives is the transformation of the former Payatas Controlled Disposal Facility into a bike park, providing cyclists with scenic views while enjoying their rides. Additionally, the promotion of the Katipunan Freedom Trail by the City Tourism Department not only commemorates historical significance but also encourages the utilization of bike lanes.

Advertisement

To ensure the safety of cyclists, the city government has installed plant boxes along major roads housing bike lanes, spearheaded by the QC Parks Development and Administration Department and the Department of Public Order and Safety – Green Transport Office. Efforts to rehabilitate the existing 173 km bike lanes continue to encourage more Quezon City residents to adopt cycling as a primary mode of commuting.

Mayor Belmonte underscored the importance of active transportation in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and reducing carbon emissions, aligning Quezon City's commitment with global sustainability efforts.


date_rangeDate Published
3 months ago
shareShare article
folder_openArticle tags
content_copyCategorized under

Share your thoughts with us

Related Articles

No releated news for this article.
×
Click on the article to continue reading
Quezon City adopts no contact apprehension system Red Cross pushes saliva test Vaccines from COVAX to arrive in Q1 Makati Shangri-La to close doors on Feb. 1 Cities in NCR to start vaccination simultaneously Mother, girlfriend of Filipino infected with UK variant also test positive Send Press Release MNC Facebook Page MNC Twitter Page MNC Instagram Page LGU Spotlight Barangay Front Business Sports Entertainment Metro Gen Metro Feature