SM Cares, has embarked on a mission of supporting the bike-riding public through the Bike-Friendly SM Program.  Long known for its health and environmental benefits, biking has emerged as a way of safe and cost-free transportation during the pandemic. With bicycles becoming more widely used, SM has created bike-friendly infrastructures and facilities to give the growing number of bike commuters a safe, convenient, and enjoyable biking experience. 

SM began putting a total of 18 kilometers of shared and dedicated bikes lanes at the SM Mall of Asia, along with hundreds of bike racks, vending machines, and service repair stations which turned out to be very helpful for the bike riders at the MOA complex. Some highlights include SM Seaside Cebu’s 1.6km of shared and dedicated bike lanes; a 2.1-hectare bike trail at SM Center Pulilan; SM City Marikina’s bike lanes and free vehicle parking for customers with bikes; and SM City Iloilo’s partnership with the LGU to promote the culture of cycling, to name a few. Across all SM Supermalls, there are now more than 500 bike racks and more than 80 repair stations nationwide. 

In addition, SM also spearheaded the release of information, education, and communication materials on road safety, first aid, and biker and motorist etiquette through the production of the Biker’s Manual and Bike Safety Videos.  These were done in partnership with the Department of Transportation (DOTr), Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), several European Embassies whose countries are known biking champions, and various cycling advocacy groups.

 

INFORMATION, EDUCATION, AND COMMUNICATION MATERIALS

Biker's Manual
The passport-sized Biker’s Manual is a handy guide for biker’s safety before and during a ride. It includes tips on personal protection, as well as a guide to road signs and protocols. The manual has English and Tagalog versions, and is intended for distribution to the public for free. The bike manual conforms with the Active Transport Guideline of the Department of Transportation.

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Bike Rider’s Journey
The Bike Rider’s Journey is a video about the importance of the creation of mode bike-friendly communities, with testimonials from different personalities and bike-riding advocates. The video hopes to encourage more people to take up biking as a healthy and environment-friendly mode of transportation.

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Cycling Safety Tips Video
The Cycling Safety Tips Video is an animated version of the manual that includes a practical guide on road safety for both cyclists and motorists. The 4-minute video include topics about personal safety gear and equipment, bike safety rules and regulations before and during a ride.

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