ILOILO CITY PROMOTES USE OF BICYCLE

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ILOILO CITY: After the successful staging of the bicycle festival here on March 29, the the city government here is promoting the use of bicycles as an alternative healthy and environmentally sound mode of transportation. A public hearing and consultation with stakeholders was held on April 4 by the Sangguniang Panlungsod committee on transportation on the proposed ordinance filed by city councilor Jose Efrain Treñas requiring government and non-government buildings with existing parking spaces to provide a safe bicycle parking zone. The city councilor said the bike festival launched into consciousness of the Ilonggos the share-a-road movement and the need to promote biking as an alternative healthy and environmentally sound mode of transportation. Treñas said his proposed measure will urge the city government to require building and establishment owners with existing parking spaces to allot a portion thereof as parking area for bicycles and to install bike racks for their employees, customers, clients, visitors and guests.

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