Quezon City launched its voluntary bike registration program, part of the city’s efforts to ensure the safety of active transport users in the area.
Under the QC Safe Cycling Ordinance, the city government’s Department of Public Order and Safety – Green Transport Office will initiate the program and maintain information on cyclists and other active transport users for the “purpose of ensuring the continuous improvement of the safe cycling and active transport program.”
The program aims to help active transport users locate their bikes in case of loss of theft. Assistance in the event of an accident will also be provided, said Brig. Gen. Elmo San Diego, the DPOS head.
“The importance of this bike registration program is to help our bikers in case their bicycles cannot be located or are stolen. We can aid them and they can avail of the assistance of the police in investigating missing bikes because the owners can readily present a certificate of ownership issued by DPOS,” San Diego said.
Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte encouraged riding groups and active transport users to register, hoping more people could see the benefits of biking.
“I hope that through this bike registration program, more residents will be inspired to take alternative transportation because they can be assured of their safety and security here in Quezon City,” Belmonte added.
Looking to register your bike in Quezon City? Here’s what you’ll need:
- Government issued ID
- 2 x 2 photo
- Proof of purchase of their bike, electric bike, or scooter
- Picture of owner with the bike, e-bike, or scooter
- Registration fee of P150
Registration through the DPOS-GTO is located at the ground floor of the DPOS Building. After registration, a sticker will be issued by the DPOS-GTO for identification purposes.
For inquiries about the voluntary bike registration program, the public may contact the DPOS- GTO through (8)710-0743.