‘Bike On, Bike Off’ Trains in Philippines for Greener Transport

11 November 2009 (Last Updated November 11th, 2009 18:30)

The Philippines' Light Rail Authority has launched a new green initiative that asks drivers to ride foldable bikes to reach railway stations, take trains and bike off towards their destinations. The new 'Bike On, Bike Off' project allows folding bike users to enter the station and use t

The Philippines' Light Rail Authority has launched a new green initiative that asks drivers to ride foldable bikes to reach railway stations, take trains and bike off towards their destinations.

The new 'Bike On, Bike Off' project allows folding bike users to enter the station and use the light rail system any time, without any additional charge for the folding bikes.

Bike users can keep their bikes in the reserved last coach of any train, called the "green zone", while they travel by train.

The initiative is aimed at reducing pollution and congestion on roads from cars.

The project covers the Baclaran-Monumento Line 1 and the Recto-Santolan Line 2 of the light rail system.