28 May 2021 — We are looking for volunteers to help us count cyclists and pedestrians in Quezon City, Marikina City, San Juan City, and Pasig City on June 3, World Bicycle Day!
Metro Manila Counts! (MMC) is a collaboration between the four city governments and ICSC, MNL Moves, The Climate Reality Project Philippines, 350.org Pilipinas, and Pinay Bike Commuter in response to the lack of regular data on non-motorized transport, particularly cycling and walking.
The bike count will be conducted in key intersections in the 4 cities during peak hours in the morning (6AM-8AM) and in the evening (4PM-6PM).
Findings from the Metro Manila Counts! bike-pedestrian count will be made available to the public and can be used by national agencies and local government units in designing programs and infrastructure that prioritize the movement of people, not vehicles.
“The numbers of cyclists are growing and we need to make them visible. This is why together with our city governments, we invite active citizens to help us count the numbers of cyclists and pedestrians who use bike lanes and our roads,” said Metro Manila Counts! coordinator and ICSC urban transitions analyst and Celine Tabinga in the first leg of the volunteer workshops held last May 22.