THE Mandaue City Government and the private sector have taken another step to become a bike-friendly city.
On Friday, May 28, 2021, Mayor Jonas Cortes, Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) president Steven Yu, and Vivant Foundation Inc. executive director Shem Jose Garcia signed a tripartite memorandum of agreement to install three bike repair stations in three strategic locations.
The bike stations will be placed within Parkmall, J Center Mall, and in Barangay Jagobiao starting June.
Earlier, Mandaue City passed a bike ordinance authored by transportation committee chairman Councilor Jimmy Lumapas, allowing the city to install bike lanes along city and national roads.
The City established its first bike repair station in Barangay Centro.
This after more Mandaue City residents shifted to cycling as an alternative mode of travel due to limitations on public transportation amid quarantine restrictions.
Yu said they want Mandaue City to be recognized as the most bicycle-friendly place in Cebu.
“This tripartite partnership is a clear example of how the government and the private sector can work hand in hand to make things better,” Yu said.
MCCI has tapped Vivant to provide the manpower and materials needed to install the stations.
Garcia of Vivant said they have allocated P600,000 to build the three stations.
Vivant Foundation Inc. also donated P250,000 for the construction of an extension of the current 50-meter Butuanon River Eco-Fence.