We applaud the House Committee on Ecology as it approved a law that provides greater support for bike-commuters, promotes cycling as a healthy lifestyle option, and minimizes fuel consumption.
The principal author of HB 5240 Bike Parking bill, Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello thanked his colleagues in Congress for allowing his proposal to be approved and put into practice.
“Akbayan worked with various cycling and environmental groups to craft the Bike Parking bill. The point simply is that health and environmental preservation go hand in hand, and cycling is a good way to promote both,” Bello explained. “This is also why we have a growing population of bicycle users in the metro. Unfortunately, the absence of secured parking spaces prevented them from using their bikes to work and to commercial and public establishments.”