DPWH opens bike lane

The Department of Public Works and Highways has opened a 5.58-kilometer bicycle lane facility along the stretch of Laguna Lake Highway in Taguig City.

Public Works Secretary Mark Villar said it was the government’s  priority to build safe roads and bridges that would also cater to bikers and pedestrians, hence the inclusion of protected bike lanes and sidewalk spaces.

VILLAR ON BIKE. Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar rides a bicycle as he leads the 5.849 partial opening of the 6.6 kilometers  and 3-meter wide bicycle lane along Laguna Lake Highway in Bicutan, Taguig City on yesterday, which is expected to serve as a safer and faster type of transportation for bikes. Norman Cruz
“The bike lane along Laguna Lake Highway is protected by a 2-meter planting strip to make cycling safe and comfortable for everyone,” Villar said.

Aimed to open up transportation, recreation, and health opportunities, the bike lane component was added to the 6.94-kilometer Laguna Lake Highway which was constructed to serve as an alternative route to EDSA and C-5.

DPWH has allocated P1.28 billion for the construction of Laguna Lake Highway, including the bicycle lane with provisions of street lights and road safety signages.

Laguna Lake Highway also features 1.5-meter sidewalks on both sides for pedestrian and an elevated dike to protect the people against flooding. 

The road can also be used as a temporary evacuation area during the occurrence of floods because of its high elevation, Villar added.

Topics: Department of Public Works and Highways , DPWH , bicycle lane , Laguna Lake Highway , Taguig City
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