City officials are requesting the City Engineering Office–Traffic and Transportation Management Division (CEO-TTMD) to submit to the City Council within thirty days a comprehensive bicycle lanes and walking paths network plan pursuant with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Memorandum dated 18 June 2021 providing an updated bicycle guidelines and standard drawings for bicycle infrastructure projects, including all other documents requested during previous consultations and meetings.
Under Resolution No. 047, series of 2023, considered by the local legislative body were the manifestations of invited resource persons on matters relative to Proposed Ordinance No. 0121-20 introduced by Councilors Lilia A. Farinas, Maria Mylen Victoria G. Yaranon and Benny O. Bomogao which seeks to impose a mandatory bicycle lanes and walking paths in the city.
Further, the CEO and the City Planning and Development Office (CPDO) should submit an updated record regarding the implementation of the proposed bicycle lanes project in the city.
The council also requested Engr. Januario S. Borillo of the City Engineering Office; Mr. Joebel Gurang, head, Daily Cycle Movement; Mr. Rey Delmendo; Mr. Joseph Homer Rigunan; Mr. Achilles Costales; Mr. Clark Ongchangco; and Atty. Marissa M. Dacayanan to submit their written recommendations and suggestions on the said ordinance for consideration and inclusion during the deliberation of the proposal when submitted by the concerned committee for possible amendments.
Earlier, the city government embarked on a P50-million bicycle lane project that sought to establish bicycle lanes along major roads in the different parts of the city.
However, the DPWH updated its guidelines on the implementation of the establishment of bicycle lanes that prompted the council to look into the matter to prevent waste of public funds for the same.