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Cars, Trucks Spotted Using Laguna Lake Highway’s Bike Lane

This is why we can't have nice things

This is why we can’t have nice things. The 5.8-kilometer Protected Bike Lane beside the Laguna Lake Highway was officially inaugurated only four days ago–on February 7 last Thursday to be exact–and yet two days later, on February 9, some cars and trucks have already been seen using it.

In a post on the Pinoy MTB–Filipino Mountain Bikers’ Facebook page last February 9, member Rodel Lopez reported seeing vehicles of different types using the two-lane bike lane, from tricycles to ten-wheeler trucks based on the photos that accompanied the post.

According to Lopez, he had just come from a bike ride when he decided to try the newly-opened Laguna Lake Highway Bike Lane. When he chanced upon the driver of one of the vehicles on the bike lane, he pointed to the driver that he (the driver and his vehicle) was on the lane that’s supposed to be exclusively for bicycles. The driver’s reply? That there were no bikes using the lane.

Apparently, despite spending PHP1.28-billion for the construction of the Laguna Lake Highway, “including the bicycle lane with provisions of street lights and road safety signages,” the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) forgot to use a fraction of the budget to make and install bollards on the exit and entry points of the bike lane which would’ve prevented any type of vehicles other than bicycles from using it. So much for calling it a ‘Protected Bike Lane’ then.

From Pinoy MTB–Filipino Mountain Bikers’ Facebook page
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5 Comments

  1. ibylicious
    February 11, 2019 at 3:34 pm — Reply

    Install metal post along the road where only bike can go through to prevent cars and truck from using it.

  2. Jay
    February 11, 2019 at 6:31 pm — Reply

    Bollards at entry/exit points would not make a difference. Vehicles and trikes would just ride over the curb onto the road… the road would have to be no kidding fenced off… then, someone to give out tickets with a huge fine… Then, and only then can you have nice things…

    On a side note, I’m really not a fan of bicyclers, cause when they ride in a group… it’s 4 or 5 across and they don’t care of they are making traffic…. Seriously, every likes to say motorcycle riders are kamote, but the biggest kamote is bicycle goups when they take over a road and make it a no kidding danger for all.

    There is a video (I think Singapore) of a bicycle rider making it difficult for a van to pass. When the van tried to pass, the bicycle rider hit his mirror and broke it…. so, Van driver ran him off the road…. I totally side with the van driver… The comments on the vid are mostly for the van driver….

    • Jeremy Zara
      February 18, 2019 at 10:53 am — Reply

      kamote post hahaha

  3. Anonymous
    February 12, 2019 at 12:37 am — Reply

    Shoot to kill those shit in head.

  4. John Power
    February 12, 2019 at 7:43 pm — Reply

    Is anyone really surprised? What did you expect?

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