Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Iloilo City Cements Position As PH Bike Capital

Iloilo City Cements Position As PH Bike Capital

Spotlight

How do you feel about this story?

Like
Love
Haha
Wow
Sad
Angry

Iloilo City has positioned itself as the Bike Capital of the Philippines that was officially launched on the last day of the three-day Iloilo Bike Festival 2022 on Sunday.

“Our city is really trying to do its best to promote Iloilo as the Bike Capital of the Philippines. Our city is trying its best to improve our bike lanes that were established at the time of Senator Franklin (Drilon) and improved further,” said Mayor Jerry P. Treñas, in his regular press conference on Monday.

He said the local government will continue to work with the biking community in the city to improve the bike lanes and add more protective bike lanes.

The bike lane that was named as Iloilo City Network covers 11 kilometers of paved road but the city continues to look for areas where it can be extended, the mayor said.

He said the city government will also look into providing protection for the bike lanes while it continues to implement the no parking zone by virtue of an ordinance to free the dedicated lane from other types of vehicles.

Treñas said the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) has allocated PHP10 million to the city to help in the promotions.

TPB Chief Operating Officer Lawyer Maria Anthonette C. Velasco-Allones, who was represented by TPB Acting Head for Marketing and Events Division Eloisa Romero during the launching, said their support to the bike tourism is their response to the sentiments of tourists who are “longing for more outdoor activities” that allow them to “rediscover the iconic sites of the place and in-between stops and or at end of the ride be able to experience and taste gastronomic flavors unique to our communities”.

The event, she added, is also aligned with their advocacy on responsible tourism since biking helps bring down carbon footprints.

“We commend your efforts to also support your creative villages and artists by tapping them to create murals that make the bike pathways a site to behold,” she said.

The tourism department, represented by its Western Visayas regional director Cristine Mansinares, said they are certain that biking will “bring in more investments and inspire more destinations”.

“This will also allow the expansion of economic and livelihood opportunities of local government units across the Western Visayas and harness the potential of the tourism sector as an engine for sustainable growth,” Mansinares added. (PNA)

Latest News

Lifestyle

Chelsea Logistics Launches Chelsea Travel, A Unified Online Booking System For Passengers

Passengers can now buy and pay for their tickets at their most convenient time through Chelsea Travel!

Masskara Returns With Street Dance, ‘Electric’ Float Contests

The return of the Masskara Festival in Bacolod will bring much-awaited performances to tourists and locals alike.

Palace Says PNP To Continue ‘Effective’ Peace And Order Programs

The Philippine National Police will continue to implement its effective peace and order programs from the past administration, Malacañang said.

TESDA Scholars Bake Bread For Abra Quake Victims

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority in Abra gave baked goodies to earthquake-affected residents.

Davao Oriental Feted For 95% Rice Seeds Delivery To Farmers

Davao Oriental achieved 95 percent of its rice delivery and distribution targets for this year's wet season.

The Great Filipino Story