Manila – The Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) recently launched a survey on bicycle use as an alternative transportation mode during the COVID19 pandemic, following an online consultation meeting with researchers from the Labor and Social Relations Research Division (LSRRD) and cyclists/cycling enthusiasts from its employees last July 21 via the Zoom online platform.
The meeting was helmed by ILS Executive Director Ahmma Charisma Lobrin-Satumba and Acting Deputy Executive Director Patrick P. Patriwirawan, Jr., with LSRRD Acting Chief Miraluna S. Tacadao, LSRRD Supervising LEO Joyce Anne S. Lumactud, Senior LEO Atty. Tecelyn B. Maramag, and Marc LEO III Raphael A. Penaredondo from the Advocacy and Publications Division, including Office of the Executive Director Secretary Rolando C. Abadilla.
Senator Pia S. Cayetano filed Senate Bill 285 titled “An Act Promoting and Recognizing Bicycles as an Alternative Mode of Transportation,” also known as The Bike Act.
The bill proposes to recognize bicycles as one of the alternative and sustainable modes of transportation in the country. The need for corresponding bicycle infrastructures and facilities are also provided for in the bill in order to properly integrate bicycles as part of the Philippine public transportation system.
The objective of the ILS online survey is to collect information and opinion from the bicycle-riding public on the feasibility of using bike as a transport option. It also included questions on support facilities and mechanisms needed to ensure workers’ safety. Target respondents of this survey are those currently working and/or have used the bicycle as mode of transportation in going to work.
Survey questions for the ILS online Bike Survey were culled and crafted based on the comprehensive discussions during the initial consultation meeting with employees and researchers from the ILS. The survey can be accessed via the following links:
For Filipino: https://forms.gle/FmM9XPkf7v8PDVgi8