Let’s face it: there might be a lot more changes coming than what we are already experiencing now. By the looks of our country’s current situation in this global pandemic, we might have to adjust differently for when get to be allowed outdoors. Cyclist and former Comelec commissioner Gregorio Larrazabal highly recommends for the public to engage into cycling as a way to adapt in the ‘new normal’ once the government finally lifts the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).
Based from the recent discussions of “The Chiefs” on One News yesterday, it was highlighted that it is time to ‘promote cycling culture in Philippines.’
As restrictions in transportation still in place in most parts in the Metro, Larrazabal noted that citizens should now start practicing to ride bicycles as we move forward to life post-COVID-19.
“Now is the time to do that… If you take the MRT (Metro Rail Transit) you will wait for two hours but when you bike, it will only take you 30 minutes to get to your destination,” he said.
He also reiterated that cycling encourages a healthy lifestyle among Filipinos, mentioning that they have been in touch with city mayors to be open to the idea of promoting the use of bicycles as a new option in getting around the streets.
Currently, the curve has not yet flattened in the Philippines with 15,049 COVID-19 positive patients, 3,506 recoveries, and 904 deaths as of May 27.