‘Bike run’ held in Mandaue City

CEBU Rep. Emmarie Ouano-Dizon (Cebu, 6th district) organizes a “bike run” in Mandaue City to support the city’s initiative to introduce bike lanes.

Dizon, along with 25 other bikers, initiated the 15-kilometer bike run at around 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 13, 2020, from Barangay Opao along the city’s main thoroughfares where the bike lanes were installed.

Dizon was accompanied by her brothers, Provincial Board Member Thadeo Jovito “Jonkie” Ouano and Consolacion Councilor Alfred Francis “Alfie” Ouano; their cousin, Mandaue City Councilor Andreo “Anjong” Ouano-Icalina and Barangay Looc councilor Edelito “Epoi” Cabahug.

Dizon lauded the initiative of the Mandaue City government to promote cycling as a means of transportation and to put up bike lanes as these benefit the environment and promote good health while addressing the lack of mass public transportation due to quarantine restrictions.

“It is sending a message that the Mandaue City government cares for everyone, not just those who can afford cars,” Dizon said in Cebuano.

With the implementation of the general community quarantine (GCQ) in Cebu, health-related activities like biking are allowed to resume but only from 6 to 9 a.m.

Dizon assured that those who attended the bike run were wearing face masks and were observing social distancing.

She also urged bikers to use the city’s bike lanes, as she called upon motorists to respect them.

Dizon also urged local government units in her district to install bike lanes in their areas. (KFD, PR)