In an effort to address climate change, the Quezon City government and other local government members of the Alliance of 7 (A7) will be promoting the use of bicycles as a means of transportation to keep the air clean.
Other LGU members of the alliance are Marikina , Pasig , Antipolo. Cainta, Rodriguez and San Mateo.
QC Mayor Herbert M. Bautista is set to give away 10 bicycles to selected community leaders in the city who are active in the rehabilitation of the Marikina Watershed Project and also in the Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction (CDRR) effort. The bike distribution will be held during the pre-anniversary activities of the Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement (PRRM) which will be celebrating its 60th Anniversary on October 23 (Sunday).
The event dubbed as “Padyak for CDRR” is a cycling caravan that will start in Quezon City and will end in Marikina. The activity is aimed at promoting the role of the bike as CDRR tool.
The participating cyclists during the caravan will have to stop in each City to discuss the Climate Change & Disaster Risk Reduction in a simple ceremony headed by the local chief executives like Mayor Bautista.
PRRM, the organizer of the event, believes that the bicycle is a useful CDRR tool in disseminating vital information in the communities, while saving on gasoline and keeping the air clean.
On the other hand, the cycling caravan and the program during the event will enable to promote effort for the rehabilitation of the Marikina Watershed to a wider public, according to the PRRM. Maureen Quiñones, PAISO