DOTR says 500-km bike lane markings, signage completed

<p><em>(PNA photo by Joey Razon)</em></p>

(PNA photo by Joey Razon)

MANILA – The government has completed installing pavement markings and road signage along bike lanes in the National Capital Region, Metro Cebu and Metro Davao.

This after the Department of Transportation (DOTr), together with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), completed 497 kilometers of pavement markings, physical separators and signage in the three metropolitan areas.

In NCR, the DOTr and DPWH completed 313 kms. of pavement markings, physical separators, and signage amounting to PHP801.8 million.

In Metro Cebu, the agencies completed the installation of 129 kilometers of pavement markings, physical separators, and road signage for PHP150 million and in Metro Davao, the DOTr installed 55 kilometers of pavement markings, physical separators, and signage amounting to PHP145.3 million.

The total disbursement for the three projects amounted to PHP1.09 billion under the Bayanihan Bike Lane Networks Project.

DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade said the installation of pavement markings, physical separators and signage shows how committed the DOTr is in promoting active transportation and ensuring the safety of the pedestrians.

“It is in fulfilling the desire of the public, and commuters, the Department of Transportation has been implementing projects geared towards that end," Tugade said.

"We intend to provide commuters with access to faster, and efficient means of mass transportation; and to open infrastructure for active transportation such as walking and cycling,” he added.

The DOTr is targeting to inaugurate completed bike lanes in Metro Cebu, Metro Davao, and NCR within this month.

Under Republic Act 11494 or the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act, the promotion of active transportation was strengthened by the declaration of the bicycle as an additional mode of transportation and the provision of funding to support the establishment of bike lane networks.

The DOTr and the DPWH, together with the Department of Health, the Department of the Interior and Local Government earlier signed the Joint Administrative Order 2020-001 to delineate the roles of national and local government units on the promotion of active transportation. (PR)



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