TEAM: Count the bikes to help Mandaue retain its bike-friendly status

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Plastic bollards are installed along the northern recovery area of ​​Mandaue town for the safety of motorcyclists. | photo of Mandaue city PIO [FILE PHOTO]

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – The Mandaue Traffic Control Agency (TEAM) and City Planning and Development Office (CDPO) conducted a bicycle count to find out the estimated number of bicycles passing through the city.

The bicycle count started last week and will last 15 days.

Edwin Jumao-as, Executive Decree of TEAM, said the purpose of the bike count was to maintain Mandaue’s status as a bike-friendly city.

Mandaue City is one of the local government units in the country that has been recognized as the most bike-friendly city for its programs to protect cyclists when crossing the city’s roads.

It received a silver award for the most bike-friendly city in the Philippines for 2021 by the Mobility Awards, a non-governmental organization.

The bicycle count would also be used for future plans and projects.

The executive director of TEAM said that they have already counted and assessed the damaged bollards in the city and have already informed the Ministry of Public Works and Highways so that new bollards can be installed.

Jumao-as said about 40 percent of the bollards were damaged by the changeable weather, bump by motorists and Typhoon Odette.

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