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Davao City to establish bicycle lanes under ‘new normal’

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The Davao City government will establish bicycle lanes for Dabawenyos who will go to work using this mode of transportation.

City Transport and Traffic Management Office (CTTMO) chief Dionisio Abude said the development of the bicycle plan is in compliance with the national government’s order for local government units to establish bicycle lanes under the “new normal.”

He said his office has already identified city streets, where the bicycle lanes could be put up.

Abude could not give yet a definite timeline for the opening of the bicycle lanes as his office needs to determine yet the costing of road signage, thermoplastic paints, among other factors.

He said the bicycle lane must be approximately 72.2 kilometers and would need 288 road signage.

The official said the installation of signage also takes time, adding that his office also needs to consider the weather condition.

Under the City Ordinance No. 0409-10 or the “Bicycle Ordinance of Davao City,” people using bicycles are required to undergo educational training.

They are also required to have complete accessories like helmets and reflectors for their protection and to register bicycles with the CTTMO, otherwise unregistered bicycles will be impounded.

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