BICYCLE enforcers will be deployed to man bike lanes in Mandaue City from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., the Traffic Enforcement Agency of Mandaue (Team) said.
Team head Edwin Jumao-as told reporters on Thursday, September 28, 2023, that seven bicycle enforcers will be tasked to roam across the city's bicycle lane within A. Del Rosario St., S.B. Cabahug, A.C. Cortes, and the Mantawi Drive.
He said the enforcers will check if the bikers observe proper attire, such as wearing of a cycling helmet with light, riding knee and elbow guard, among others, to ensure safety.
They are also not limited to catching delinquent cyclists, as they can apprehend motorists who would trespass on the bike lane, said Jumao-as.
Jumao-as said arrested bikers would not pay violation fees in the meantime but said they would discuss imposing some by next year.
Based on Team’s data, most bikers pass the city's bike lane heading to work.
Jumao-as said they are already at 70 percent in gathering data for their bike count to track the lane's peak traffic time and the area where traffic is more congested to obtain more personnel and apply interventions to regulate it.
"So far, we have observed that Mantawi Drive has more leisure bikers on Sundays, but we still need to study our bike count further," he said. (HIC)