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Councilor Lumapas calls for stricter implementation of bicycle ordinance

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Cebu City Councilor Jimmy Lumapas is pushing for the full implementation of the Bike Ordinance.

This, after two consecutive road rage incidents involving bikers happened in the city recently.

Lumapas, the chairman of the Committee on Transportation, said he will talk to Traffic Enforcement Agency of Mandaue (TEAM) executive director Edwin Jumao-as about the implementation of said ordinance. (https://bit.ly/3l9GuR8)

The city council approved the Comprehensive Bicycle Ordinance on third reading in November last year and was signed by Mayor Jonas Cortes the following month.

Under the ordinance, bicyclists must wear helmets and reflectorized vests or bright-colored shirts while riding their bikes. They should also keep two hands on the handlebars unless doing hand signals or when the rider is a person with a disability.

The measure prohibits cyclists from carrying back riders while on transit, and requires them to carry only minimal loads because bicycles are not designed to carry much cargo.

They are also not allowed to counterflow or maneuver between vehicles outside their designated lanes.

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