‘Bike and Dine’ at Makati CBD gets boost

Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI), together with the Makati Commercial Estate Association (MACEA) recently launched new Bike and Dine racks at the Makati Al Fresco Parklets to provide a lifestyle destination for the biking community. 

‘Bike and Dine’ at Makati CBD gets boost
Two wheels move the soul. At the launch of the bike racks were (Seating, left to right): Shiella Aguilar, Ayala Land project development head for Makati and Chrissy Roa, marketing head of Ayala Land Estates. (Standin,  left to right) Makati Bike Ambassadors Justice Gatpayat, Jay Daligdig, Cess Trinidad, Vaneline Maniego, Dan Tronco, Jennie Mars Bansig, Timothy Manuel, Jimmy Crispo, and Christen Resulto.
Racks were installed along Esteban St. in front of Planters Products Building, as well as along Rada St. in front of Cy Land Building. Aside from being an “Instagrammable” spot, the racks allow cyclists to dine while keeping their bikes close. 

To kick off the launch, Make It Makati (MIM) gave free gifts from Yardstick Coffee and Wildflour for the first 50 participating bikers on the day of the launch.

“We welcome the biking community to the Makati Central Business District,” said Chrissy Roa, marketing head of Ayala Land Estates. “This is another al fresco dining innovation that complements the Makati Parklets.”

Bike rentals

Another innovation was introduced last week. People can now rent bikes within the central business district through Moovr. The rental service is  available at spots within MCBD - Ayala Triangle Gardens, HV Dela Costa corner Tordesillas and corner Valero, Washington Sycip Park, Legazpi Active Park, Palm Promenade Park, Café Mentore at Palm Drive, 6750 Steel Car Park, 6750 building, Glorietta 4 Park, and at the Ayala Center MRT Station.

To start, simply download the Moovr app, sign up, and scan the QR code. Moovr bike rentals cost P20 for 15 minutes and are available 24/7.

“We would like to have more venues for Moovr,” said project development head for the Makati Estate, Shiella Aguilar. “The plan is to have a bike rental that is accessible within a five-minute walk from anywhere within the MCBD.”

Alternative transportation

The Bike and Dine, Moovr bike rental, and other upcoming initiatives aim to strengthen awareness of the city’s new efforts catering to the bike community.

Justice Gatpayat of the Esteban Cycling Community said his bike riding experience in Makati got a lot better. “Now, more bike racks are installed and somehow the bike lanes are more respected. With the new bike and dine racks, biking is even more pleasant here in Makati,” he noted

“Having bike-friendly establishments and installations promotes acceptance and safety to the biking community – it provides a safe space and convenience for bike commuters,” added Makati Bike ambassador, Cess Trinidad.

Topics: Ayala Land Inc. , Makati Commercial Estate Association , Bike and Dine racks
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