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Biker's Manual Free Online DOWNLOAD | DOTr and SM Malls Launched First-ever Biker's Manual - FREE in All SM Malls Nationwide

First-ever Biker's Manual - FREE in All SM Malls Nationwide


Another successful public-private partnership is unveiled, as the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and SM Cares, the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of SM Supermalls, have officially launched the pioneer edition of the DOTr-SM ACTIVE TRANSPORT (BIKE) MANUAL, through a virtual program.


The publication of the Active Transport Manual, printed in English and Filipino, aims to promote road safety, courtesy and etiquette among the bike-riding public, pedestrians and motorists. It is printed in English and Filipino.


A total of 140,000 manuals—combination of English and Filipino version—will be distributed for free in all SM Malls nationwide.


The bike manual and its corresponding video materials are mainly derived from the Active Transport Guidelines released by the DOTr. 


DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade conveyed his heartfelt gratitude for the partnership between SM and the national government, in producing such manuals that are important to further educate the public on active transport. He also underscored the essence of a "whole-of-nation" approach, in successfully bringing these type of projects from concept to reality.


"For us to realize these goals we have set unto ourselves, it is important that we approach this project on what we termed as "whole-of-nation" approach. Tama at mahalaga na nandiyan ang Public Works, tama at mahalaga na nandiyan ang MMDA, DILG, at DOH, pero wala 'ho mangyayari diyan kung wala 'ho yung pribadong sektor, kaya nga 'ho napakaganda 'yung pulsuhan at activity ngayon pagka't nakikita natin 'yung partnership ng gobyerno at private sector—nandiyan 'yung SM, nandiyan 'yung Move as One Coalition, nandiyan 'yung cyclist."


Secretary Tugade also announced the latest, remarkable developments on active transportation in the country.


"As of today, in cooperation with the DPWH, and the support of the MMDA, DILG, and DOH, nakatapos na po tayo ng bikelane, totaling around 296 kms bikelanes. Ito po ay na-establish at nagawa with pavement markings, bollards, curbs and solar studs. Is this the end? No. It is only the beginning. In fact, it is desired and intended that by the end of this year, we would have completed 535 kms of bikelanes in Metro Manila, Cebu, and in Davao," Secretary Tugade said.


During the event, Secretary Tugade made an appeal to the Filipinos, to help the government and the private sector in this trailblazing program, and in making it a 'citizen-driven' initiative.


"Wala ‘hong saysay ang proyektong ito kung walang partisipasyon ng publiko. Walang saysay ang pasilidad kung hindi natin yayakapin ang pagkakaroon ng tinatawag na cycling culture. At walang saysay ang pagbibisekleta kung hindi tayo susunod sa mga panuntunan na magsisiguro sa kaligtasan ng bawat buhay sa kalsada," Secretary Tugade asserted.


"Nananawagan din 'ho ako sa ating mga kababayang nagmamaneho ng mga de-motor na sasakyan na pairalin ang pagbibigayan sa kalsada, lalo na kung may bikelane na nakatayo sa mga ito. Gawin nating ligtas ang ating mga sarili, pati na rin ang buhay ng mga namimisikleta at pedestrian."


Meanwhile, in the congratulatory message of DPWH Secretary Mark Villar, as delivered by Usec. Roberto Bernardo, he noted the successful collaboration of the public and private sector, and underscored, "This has been the very essence of the project that we launched today—our collective endeavor to cater the needs of the bicycle riders."


SM Supermalls President Steven Tan gladly expressed his gratitude to the DOTr and to other respective partners, for the success of the project.


SM and DOTR Biker's Manual Launching
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and SM Cares, the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of SM Supermalls, launch the pioneer edition of the DOTr-SM ACTIVE TRANSPORT (BIKE) MANUAL in a virtual program on 21 April 2021.


"Across all SM Supermalls, there are now more than 500 bike racks, and more than 80 repair stations nationwide, and now, thanks to our partnership with the DOTr, and the support of all other partners, we are here to launch the next phase of our project, which is the DOTr-SM Bike Manual," President Tan said.


For the part of the DILG, Assistant Secretary for Special Concerns Odilon Pasaraba emphasized, "The conduct of this event despite the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic is a testament to how we, the national and local government, as well as our partner organizations, continue to strive towards a more sustainable and inclusive transport system that encourages active transport."


Expressing the full support and commitment of the Department of Health (DOH), in promoting active transport, Director Beverly Lorraine Ho asserted, "The DOH is committed to ensure safe, active, transport-friendly streets for all. We look forward to continuing our work with the national and local governments, the private sector, cyclist groups, and civil society, to make this possible."


Founders and leaders of several cycling organizations also expressed their gratitude to the national and local government, as well as to the private sectors, for recognizing the importance of cycling and the active transportation system, by realizing active-transport initiatives and programs.


For her part, Life Cycle Philippines Founder Keisha Alena Mayuga said, "I'm grateful for the efforts of all of our government agencies, the DOTr, DPWH, DOH, DILG, MMDA, countless LGUs across the country, and as well as the private sector group, like SM, for making the effort to create a safer environment for our cyclists. As I cyclist myself, I want to extend a heartfelt thank you, for recognizing cyclists and active transport users on the road."


Move as One Coalition Co-Convenor, Mr. Robert Siy, on the other hand, conveyed, "The Move As One Coalition offers huge congratulations to the DOTr and to SM, on this launch of the biker's manual. Today, we are celebrating the launch of this biker's manual but in a larger sense—what we are celebrating today is the emergence of a new and powerful mindset about our planet, our health, and our travel choices."


Other officials who were also present during the event were DOTr Assistant Secretary for Road Transport and Infrastructure Steve Pastor, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Commuter Affairs Goddes Hope Libiran, DOH Health Program Officer Dasha Uy, SM Engineering Design and Development Corp. (SMEDD) President Hans “Chico” Sy Jr., SM Retail Assistant Vice President Mara Sy Coson, and representatives from the embassies of Denmark,  the Netherlands, France, and the Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines. 



Nationwide Bike Lanes and Facilities Continue Expansion

DOTr Secretary Arthur P. Tugade


In line with the continuing promotion of active transport, the Department of Transportation (DOTr), in partnership with SM Supermalls, formally launched today, 21 April 2021, the DOTr-SM Bike Manual to be distributed nationwide to thousands of road users.


The Active Transport (Bike) Manual is a passport-sized booklet, which aims to educate cyclists, motorists, pedestrians, and other road users with regard to safety, courtesy, and etiquette while using the country’s roads. For the pilot launch, around 140,000 published copies in English and Filipino will be distributed for free in all SM Malls nationwide.


The biker's manual highlights important safety guidelines and pointers for cyclists. These include the use of safety gears, regular bicycle inspection and maintenance, the use of hand signals, identifying blind spots to avoid crashes, how to make safe right turns, and road/traffic protocols.


The bike manual, along with other information campaign materials, is primarily based on the Active Transport Guidelines initiated by the DOTr. The initiative was also made possible with the support of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Health (DOH), Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), and the Move as One Coalition.


“The DOTr will continue to support the use of active transportation as a viable addition to existing modes of transportation,” DOTr Secretary Arthur P. Tugade assured.


"Across all SM Supermalls, there are now more than 500 bike racks, and more than 80 repair stations nationwide, and now, thanks to our partnership with the DOTr, and the support of all other partners, we are here to launch the next phase of our project, which is the DOTr-SM Bike Manual," SM Supermalls President Steven Tan said.


"The establishment of bike lanes is an ongoing effort of the DOTr and the DPWH, ever since the start of the pandemic, and the MMDA has been coordinating among agencies, local government units, and cycling advocates. The MMDA fully supports this initiative of the DOTr, in partnership with the DILG, DPWH, DOH, Move as One Coalition, and the SM Supermalls, aimed at promoting road safety, courtesy, and etiquette, not just for bikers, but for all road users," MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos expressed.


Moreover, Secretary Tugade said the cooperation of various concerned agencies and private sector partners has resulted in the swift development of bike lane networks in the country. However, he also emphasized that the establishment of bike lane networks started in 2018 or even before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.


To date, a total of 296 kilometers of bike lanes has been completed with pavement markings, installed bollards, curbs, and solar studs. Before the year ends, Secretary Tugade said the project will be completed with 535 kilometers of bike lanes in Metro Manila, Metro Cebu, and Metro Davao. 


“To our countrymen, help us make this project succeed. Let us make this a citizen-driven initiative,” the transportation chief appealed.


“Nananawagan din ‘ho ako sa ating mga kababayang nagmamaneho ng mga de-motor na sasakyan na pairalin ang pagbibigayan sa kalsada, lalo na kung may bike lane na nakatayo sa mga ito. Gawin nating ligtas ang ating mga sarili, pati na rin ang buhay ng mga namimisikleta at pedestrian,” he added.


Aside from mitigating environmental pollution, the use of active transport such as cycling is encouraged by health authorities as an effective way to social distance and promote mental and physical wellness, especially this time of the pandemic.


"Active transport will help us move more people across our cities and municipalities safely and promote economic recovery, by reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission through a well-ventilated and physically distanced means of travel for our frontliners and essential workers," Department of Health (DOH) Director Beverly Ho said in her message.



Biker's Manual DOWNLOAD

The passport-sized Biker’s Manual is a handy guide for biker’s safety before and during a ride. It includes tips on personal protection, as well as a guide to road signs and protocols. The manual has English and Tagalog versions, and is intended for distribution to the public for free. The bike manual conforms with the Active Transport Guideline of the Department of Transportation.



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Bike Rider’s Journey


The Bike Rider’s Journey is a video about the importance of the creation of mode bike-friendly communities, with testimonials from different personalities and bike-riding advocates. The video hopes to encourage more people to take up biking as a healthy and environment-friendly mode of transportation.



Cycling Safety Tips Video


The Cycling Safety Tips Video is an animated version of the manual that includes a practical guide on road safety for both cyclists and motorists. The 4-minute video include topics about personal safety gear and equipment, bike safety rules and regulations before and during a ride.


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Bike Friendly SM


SM Cares, has embarked on a mission of supporting the bike-riding public through the Bike-Friendly SM Program.  Long known for its health and environmental benefits, biking has emerged as a way of safe and cost-free transportation during the pandemic. With bicycles becoming more widely used, SM has created bike-friendly infrastructures and facilities to give the growing number of bike commuters a safe, convenient, and enjoyable biking experience. 


SM began putting a total of 18 kilometers of shared and dedicated bikes lanes at the SM Mall of Asia, along with hundreds of bike racks, vending machines, and service repair stations which turned out to be very helpful for the bike riders at the MOA complex. Some highlights include SM Seaside Cebu’s 1.6km of shared and dedicated bike lanes; a 2.1-hectare bike trail at SM Center Pulilan; SM City Marikina’s bike lanes and free vehicle parking for customers with bikes; and SM City Iloilo’s partnership with the LGU to promote the culture of cycling, to name a few. Across all SM Supermalls, there are now more than 500 bike racks and more than 80 repair stations nationwide. 


In addition, SM also spearheaded the release of information, education, and communication materials on road safety, first aid, and biker and motorist etiquette through the production of the Biker’s Manual and Bike Safety Videos.  These were done in partnership with the Department of Transportation (DOTr), Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), several European Embassies whose countries are known biking champions, and various cycling advocacy groups.




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Sources:

Asec. Goddes Hope Libiran

Assistant Secretary for Communications and Commuter Affairs of the Department of Transportation (DOTr)

Bike Friendly SM

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