If you’ve seen the sorry excuse for bike lanes around Metro Manila’s main roads with plastic barriers — or sometimes, none at all — separating four-wheel vehicles from bicycles, then it isn’t any wonder that bike-related crashes rose to over 2,000 last year.
Quezon City plans to change that. The local government has added more concrete plant boxes along the eastbound section of Commonwealth Avenue to provide further protection for cyclists as they push their pedals on the city’s busy roads.
The addition of concrete plant boxes along the avenue is part of the city government’s dry run to test the efficacy of these barriers in protecting cyclists from road accidents, the local government’s Facebook page said.
The concrete barriers are meant to replace the plastic barriers that currently dot the city’s bike lanes.
Bikers are encouraged to provide feedback within the period.
Should the dry run prove to be a success, the city will begin rolling out these concrete barriers to the rest of Quezon City’s bike lanes.