By a Cebu City resident
It was a good idea to put up bicycle lanes in the metro when it was still under strict community quarantine measures.By a Cebu City resident
Many people were forced to get on bicycles if they wanted to go anywhere since public transportation was suspended. Walking was for those who had the stamina and who lived within a five-kilometer radius from the city center.
But when restrictions were eased and public utility buses were deployed and taxis were once again up and running, traffic returned. And that’s without the traditional jeepneys, which are still not allowed to operate in Cebu City.
At any rate, when this pandemic ends, and it will end, things will revert to normal. That will include road congestion.
Bicycle lanes will only take up much needed space since local government units that have decided to put one up have not widened the roads.
And what will stop drivers from encroaching on the bicycle lanes. Many public utility drivers already ignore “no stopping” signs.
I don’t mean to be a critic. I think a bicycle lane is a great idea. However, much thought should have gone into its implementation. By the looks of it, local officials were only reacting to a particular situation.
Unfortunately, that situation will soon change.