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Davao City recognized for its efforts to become bike-friendly

ACTING Mayor Sebastian Duterte formally accepted the Silver awardee plaque in recognition of the Davao City’s efforts to establish bike lanes and become a bike-friendly city, as part of the 2021 Mobility Awards for Most Bicycle-Friendly Cities in Mindanao 

Photo courtesy of Yas D. Ocampo/File Photo

In his message, the Duterte encouraged everyone to use bicycles not only for sports and recreation but also as a mode of alternative transport.

He said that the goal of the government is to provide infrastructure to accommodate the needs of the cyclists and for the safety of everyone using the roads. 

The government has completed in July 2021 the 54.74- kilometer Metro Davao Bike Lane Network which stretches across 14 road sections in Davao City.

Sportsman-businessman Gary Trinidad leads the pack as he travels through the city’s bicycle lanes.

The award was given by the 2021 Mobility Awards organizers – Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC), MNL Moves, Climate Reality Project Philippines, 350.Org Philippines, and Pinay Bike Commuter for Mobility Awards, in a virtual ceremony in November last year on the occasion of the National Bicycle Month.

 A total of seven cities from Mindanao competed for the title of Most Bicycle-Friendly Cities all over the Philippines.

 Aside from Davao City, the other awardee is Gingoog City in Misamis Oriental which received a Bronze Rank.

For the Bicycle-Friendly Large Commercial Establishments in Mindanao, two silver award winners also emerged and these were SM Lanang Premier Davao and Ayala Malls Abreeza Davao, Robinson’s Place Butuan also won the Silver Award. 

The plaque was accepted by Acting Mayor Baste Duterte together with City Transport and Traffic Management Office (CTTMO) chief Dionisio Abude, City Sports and Development Office Chief Michael Denton P. Aportadera, last week at the Sangguniang Panlungsod.

Also present during the awarding was the city consultant for bike lanes, Architect Iluminado Quinto Jr.

 

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