22 January 2021 — MBC officially launched its Business For Biking program in partnership with the Embassy of the Netherlands via a Consultation Session with Pasig City. The consultation session was designed to foster collaboration between policymakers with local biking groups, urban planners, and other stakeholders in developing bike-friendly policies and infrastructure.
Pasig Transportation Head Anton Siy shared the city’s current and future initiatives to support biking. “It’s not just about putting people on bikes. It’s about creating strong political will and better enforcement that respects the rights and safety of cyclists,” said Siy.
Key concerns raised during the meeting include incentivizing businesses to support biking, providing safety measures and facilities for cyclists, and strengthening public-private partnerships for future plans and decision-making.
“Making a city safer for active mobility ultimately improves the quality of life of all of its users including the most vulnerable members of society”, added Kevin Punzalan.
The Business For Biking Program is a joint initiative with the Embassy of the Netherlands to promote biking as a sustainable solution to the lack of safe public transportation options for Filipino workers. This program aims to help develop bike-friendly policies and cycling infrastructure across Metro Manila in order to mobilize the workforce, boost business productivity, and advance socio-economic recovery.