Good news, cyclists: you can ride your bikes around the UP Academic Oval again to get your share of sunshine and exercise, the university announced in a memorandum.
In case you recall, the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman last year closed off access to the 2.2-kilometer oval to the public, a popular spot for runners and cyclists, following a surge of cases attributed to the Omicron variant of COVID-19.
Over a year later, the public can once again enjoy a stroll or a ride along its elliptical road. Just take note of the following: Security personnel will be tasked to inspect your ID before allowing entry. Cyclists without a UP ID or a gate pass are only allowed through University Avenue, as well as the Magsaysay, Jacinto, and Velasquez portals, and the Aguinaldo gate.
All portals and gates will be open from 5am to 10pm daily, except for University Avenue and the Aguinaldo gate, which are open 24 hours.
Cyclists are required to observe the maximum speed of 15 kilometers per hour around the Academic Oval. Outside of the oval, bikes will share the road with cars and other motorized vehicles and must follow the maximum speed limit of 30 kilometers per hour.
Known for its lush acacia trees, the Academic Oval is one of the most popular spots on the UP Diliman campus.
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