OVER a hundred cyclists will participate in the Cycling for Climate Change in Mandaue City as part of its Earth Hour activities at 7:30 p.m on Saturday, March 27, 2021.
Edwin Anthony Jumao-as, executive director of Traffic Enforcement Agency of Mandaue (Team), said the Cycling for Climate Change is part of the Earth Hour activity that promotes energy conservation.
1. Team assures no traffic during activity
He said the activity will not cause traffic since cyclists will only occupy bike lanes inside plastic bollards and will observe one-way-cycling.
Jumao-as added this will also not cause a bottleneck on the roads since the streets are already free from traffic around that time.
To ensure the safety of bikers, Jumao-as deployed traffic enforcers to assist the activity.
Since most of the lights are off during the start of the activity, Jumao-as said each biker will bring their own lights.
2. Participants are from all over Cebu
The activity is not a race and is just for fun and leisure, Jumao-as said.
The activity is open to all the cyclists.
Jumao-as said most of the participants are from organizations of bikers in Cebu, who are from Cebu City, Mandaue City, Talisay City and Lapu-Lapu City.
Twenty of their traffic enforcers who are also cyclists will also join the event, Jumao-as said.
3. The route of the cycling event
Bikers will start at the Parkmall exit to Mantawi Drive, then they will make a right turn to EO Perez Street, left turn to M.Logarta Street, left turn to Aboitiz Road and left turn to Ouano Avenue.
After they reach corner CD Seno street, bikers will turn left and turn right to A. del Rosario Street, turn left to SB Cabahug Street, right turn to R. Colina Street, right turn to P. Burgos Street, left turn to AC Cortes Avenue, and make a U-turn at the service road at the foot of Mandaue-Lapu-Lapu bridge (first bridge).
After making the U-turn, bikers will travel along with AC Cortes and turn left at P. Burgos Street, then right turn to P Gomez Street, left turn to SB Canahug Street, right turn to Ouano Avenue, and right turn to WO Seno Street going back to Parkmall.
4. Residents encouraged to join Earth Hour
Jumao-as said they estimated the cycling activity to last within an hour.
Meanwhile, the Mandaue City Public Infomation Office posted on its Facebook page that they encourage residents of Mandaue City to participate in the Earth Hour by turning off their electricity for an hour starting at 8:30 p.m. (KFD)