Bro. Eddie: PBBM national bike-to-work day an excellent SDG initiative

December 1, 2023 Ryan Ponce Pacpaco 285 views

CIBAC Party-List Representative and House Committee on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) chairman Eduardo “Bro. Eddie” Villanueva has lauded President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s Proclamation 409 which declares the last working day of November every year as National Bike-to-Work day.

“We welcome the President’s Proclamation No. 409. The promotion of non-motorized transportation has three-pronged benefits – it will decongest traffic, promote environment protection and advance physical health consciousness. Further, it will promote an efficient yet low-cost alternative transportation to commuters who are not able or do not intend to use motorized vehicles,” Villanueva said.

“This initiative of the President is an excellent and pivotal move in putting sustainable development goals (SDGs) in the national consciousness. Indeed, this step is but a milestone in cultivating a SDG mindset in the country,” according to Villanueva.

Villanueva said the promotion of cycling or the use of non-motorized vehicles will contribute to the country’s performance in achieving targets in SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-Being), SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy) and SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities).

The CIBAC lawmaker authored House Bill (HB) No. 5090 which aims to establish a network of bicycle lanes in the country.