Transport authorities have begun installing bicycle racks at train stations to help commuters switch from one transportation mode to another amid limited transportation options posed by the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak.

Racks were installed at the LRT-1 line’s Central, Libertad and EDSA-Taft stations, and later at the Baclaran station. Racks may also be found at the LRT-2’s Legarda, Pureza and V. Mapa stations, and soon, at the J. Ruiz, Gilmore and Betty Go-Belmonte stations.

At the Philippine National Railways, racks were installed at the Tutuban terminus.

“This will definitely be replicated in other public transport terminals across the country,” Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said.

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) said bicycle racks would also be built at stations of the MRT-3 line.

The service is free of charge and cyclists just need to bring their own padlocks. Jojo Mangahis