Marunong makinig! Makati defers removal of Ayala Ave bike lanes

The Makati city government has postponed the conversion of protected bike lanes along Ayala Avenue to March 6 amid a strong pushback from the cycling community.

The local government cited the need for more studies to support its plan to convert bike lanes into shared lanes featuring “sharrows.”

The Makati government previously announced the plan to convert the lanes by Wednesday, Feb. 15 but cyclists argued that this would endanger the lives of all commuters.

The creation of “sharrows” is aimed at decongesting traffic along the city’s busiest strip hosting commercial offices.

Representatives of the #MakeItMakati Movement will meet with officials of Ayala Land, Inc. and Makati Central Estate Association, Inc. to discuss the move, with at least 42 organizations and 261 individuals behind a signature campaign to keep the protected bike lanes.