WITH the growing number of commuters using bicycles as a sustainable mode of transportation, Cebu’s central business district, Cebu Business Park (CBP), responds to this growing trend with designated bike lanes within estate roads to ensure a safe and convenient ride for those biking to work.
The seven-kilometer bike lane network spreads along the main streets of CBP, which include Mindanao Ave., Luzon Ave., Cardinal Rosales Ave., Leyte Loop, Samar Loop, Negros Road, Sumilon and Pescadores.
The bike lanes are already operational and are exclusive to bicycles. The bike lanes are physically marked by safety bollards, which serve as an added safety feature. Building a safe network of lanes for the bicycle-riding public will benefit frontline workers, residents and employees who ply the estate’s roads.
Bike racks have also been deployed in 13 areas around CBP and can accommodate up to 421 bikes.
Bike lanes are essential for building more sustainable and more livable communities. Keeping roads and sidewalks safe for active mobility and alternate modes of transportation such as biking will create less need for cars.
These activities also promote a healthier lifestyle. This is also in support of the government’s National Transport Policy, which promotes inclusivity and people-oriented mobility.
In addition to these infrastructure, the estate will also be working with local cycling communities for information sessions on road safety.
The bike lane road network of the Cebu Business Park Association, Inc. (CBPAI) is just the first phase of many upcoming projects in the pipeline for 2021, which aims to better serve the community. In the next few years, CBPAI is set to embark on a multi-million redevelopment plan to enhance its facilities and walkway system.
CBP was developed by Ayala-led Cebu Holdings, Inc., the region’s premier full-line property developer of sustainable estates offering a diverse mix of quality residential and commercial developments that support local economic growth. (PR)