The Department of Transportation said Tuesday it installed more bike racks in MRT-3 stations to accomodate the growing number of commuters whose new normal routes include bicycles and trains.
A total of 17 out of the planned 34 bike racks have been installed in the different stations along the MRT-3 line. Each bike rack can accommodate up to five bicycles and is free to use during train operating hours.
Stations in Cubao, Santolan, Ortigas, Shaw Boulevard, Boni and Guadalupe have been equipped with one bike rack, while Buendia station has four bike racks installed.
Two bike racks are available for use at the North Avenue and Quezon Avenue station. The GMA-Kamuning station has three bike racks for commuters.
Management warned cyclists to take care of their valuables and belongings, as they will not be held liable for any losses.
Metro Manila has been under quarantine for over five months, with the general community quarantine extended until Sept. 30 to slow the spread of the virus while restarting the economy. Under GCQ, mass transport systems are allowed to operate, but must run at limited capacity to make way for social distancing.
Many in the capital region turned to biking to get to where they need to be. There were moves to accommodate bikers, and the transportation department earlier said a Metro-wide bicycle lane network would cost at least P1 billion.