Traveling Manila, the Green Way!

Bike Philippines Metro
Getting around Manila is a constant struggle for many Filipinos. The congested roads and the infamous traffic will always make it a daunting task for many to find transportation just to get from one point to another. 

Though public transportation (such as MRT and LRT) might prove useful, the long queues that commuters have to face remains a dilemma. Oh, and by long I mean, looooooong!

The often overlooked, yet practical and affordable solution to this problem is to ride a bicycle. Of course, many would argue that using a bike in Metro Manila is impractical, not to mention that some streets were not designed to be bike-friendly. But needless to say, there are also many benefits a person can enjoy should he or she decide to ride a bike. 

Let's take a pedal on some of them:

To a healthier you!
It's not a secret that riding a bike instead of driving a car (or taking public transpo) can help you burn calories and strengthen your body. Biking is a form of cardiovascular exercise that burn calories, yet it's gentler on the joints compared to other forms of exercise. It can also improve muscle tone and clear your mind before going to work -- giving you more energy and help you better concentrate on the different tasks needed to be done throughout the day.

Green it is!
Riding a bicycle is also a good way to promote a greener environment as it does not emit any pollutants or carbon gases, reducing the so-called carbon footprint in the process. Plus, a bicycle doesn’t require gasoline, thus, reduces the consumption of this resource.

Easier on pocket
Riding a bicycle can also help lessen your expenses -- transportation expenses, that is. Although it may cost you some bills for its purchase, it is a one-time investment that can help you save money in the long run.

Is it an asset?
Remember what is an asset? It's basically anything that puts money in your pocket. While riding a bicycle won't put money in your pocket (unlike what a money-generating device does), it can still be considered an asset since (1) it will save you money and (2) it will not take out a lot of money from your pocket because a bicycle, if not obvious, requires less maintenance compared to a car. So the money you used for public transportation or gasoline for your own car can be used for something else.

Sounds good. What now?
To encourage Filipinos to ride a bicycle and promote its mentioned benefits, the Taiwan Excellence campaign is introducing various brands of innovative foldable bicycles in the country. Brands that are being brought in include Strida, Tern, and Pacific. These brands aim to encourage more Filipinos to try riding bicycles as an alternative means of transportation, while helping Filipinos stay fit and save nature.

Taiwan Excellence Bicycles

Getting value for your money
These brands carry the Taiwan Excellence seal, which guarantees the quality of the product you are buying. The Taiwan Excellence campaign, organized by Bureau of Foreign Trade of Taiwan (BOFT), and implemented by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), is the symbol of quality that promises superior value of Taiwanese lifestyle brands across Asia is now in the Philippines

Oh wait, there's more!
All of these brands offer unique, foldable bicycles which makes it convenient for users to bring and carry wherever they go!

Pacific Cycles IFmove
Where can I buy one?
If you're interested on any of these cool bikes, check out the details (specs, pricing, stores, etc.) on their websites:


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1 comment:

  1. Sir Jeff correction... I think "it's gentler on the joins" should be "it's gentler on the joints"...


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