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MMDA opens 2nd bike lane in Marikina

MANILA, Philippines - The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority on Tuesday inaugurated its second bike lane along Marcos Highway in Marikina City.

MMDA chairman Francis Tolentino, along with Marikina Mayor Del De Guzman and Vice Mayor Jose Fabian Cadiz, other MMDA officials and cycling enthusiasts, rode the 4.58-kilometer bike lane that starts from Santolan station of LRT 2 up to Imelda Avenue.

"We wanted to extend the existing bike lanes in the inner roads of Marikina to Marcos Highway to further promote the healthy practice of using bicycles as every day means of transportation," Tolentino said.

The Marcos Highway bike lanes have been installed with traffic directional signs and safety devices to aid bike riders.

It is the second bike lane introduced by the MMDA after the 1.75-kilometer bike lane in Remedios Circle in Malate, Manila.   

Tolentino said the agency will inaugurate another bike lane along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City next week.

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Plans are also being studied to put up a similar bike lane segment along EDSA, he added.

"These dedicated lanes are intended to ensure the safety of the bicycle riders who traverse Metro Manila’s major roads," Tolentino said

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