Bicycle Lane on Sideways of Expressway, What do you think?

United States
July 15, 2008 7:52pm CST
I am a commuter who takes a ride each day going to places ( work, market, grocery store, etc). Each night I watched the news on the TV and observed that oil price hike in the Philippines becomes a weekly issue and frequently has been on a lot of protests lately. I then realized that an employee like me who comes from the rank and file (with a wage that is just enough) and a regular commuter of these public transport units will again shoulder the burden of another fare hike. these issues have been running for the passed few years in our history. As far as I can remember fare price during my grade school days was only 75 cents comparing to the today's minimum fare of P8.50 to P10.OO. How surprisingly, isn't it? I mean I am not that old to notice that. And so, what if our government will advocate the use of other functional vehicle that doesn't use oil? A bicycle for instance? Even on an expressway (allot a safety lane, I am sure bikers will find it helpful. In the first place, this scenario has been a practice by other asian countries like thailand and china i think and even introduced by one of our Congressmen few years ago. Do you think it is beneficial if there will be a bicycle lane on the side ways of expressway. Share your ideas. God bless!
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@baileycows (3670)
• United States
16 Jul 08
I think it would be beneficial, but I dont think our government would spend the extra money to do this as they make billions every year off oil. However I do find it difficult to commute via a bicycle as it is not accessible on many of our road ways.
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• United States
16 Jul 08
Most of the streets where I live have bicycle lanes, but not the expressways. It's just too dangerous with the higher speeds. The problem is that this community is vast, and the distances we travel are usually huge. It's also extremely hot here, so people can literally endanger their health if they bicycle very far. We really need improved public transportation.
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