Marikina, the city where I live has become well known for various things: the shoe capital of the Philippines; one of the cleanest cities of the country in the past years; and more recently, as a bike friendly city. Several kilometers of bike lanes have been constructed, supposedly to help bikers be more safe in their biking pursuits. I myself have used them, but with some misgivings. I could argue both for or against them, but you be the judge, after viewing these pictures.
It seems that not all residents are bike friendly or consider bike lanes as belonging to bikers. Drivers park with impunity at these bike lanes and doesn’t seem to mind that they are displacing the bikers who are the legitimate users.
Jeepney driver versus biker: who will win?
A handsome pair of a jeepney and a tricycle on a bike lane.