In 2022, 191,578 people-on-bicycles were counted by more than 600 volunteers across 10 cities in the span of just four hours on a single day. Dubbed The Bike Count Project, was so far the largest citizen-led bike count done in the 10 cities, namely: Quezon City, Marikina City, Pasig City, San Juan City, Cebu City, Mandaue City, Naga City, Baguio City, Iloilo City, and Davao City from June 8, 2022 to September 19, 2022, in partnership with respective city governments.
This year, we aim to expand the Bike Count in more cities in Metro Manila and across the Philippines. Renamed as #Bilang Siklista, the initiative is also our way of not just counting people-on-bicycles using our roads as daily mode of transport, but also to highlight the significant contribution of every hardworking Filipino who use bicycles for work, school or errands, in helping making cities breathe cleaner air and in lowering carbon emissions in the transport sector to slow down climate change.
The Bilang Siklista bike count aims to engage citizens and city governments to count people-on-bicycles, as a critical part of data generation and monitoring how people-on-bicycles are using the road as a daily mode of transport. It is also our way to contribute to nation-building by mobilizing citizens to collaborate on open-data to count people-on-bicycles, and make the invisible more visible, and to help local governments justify public resource investment for safe, resilient, inclusive, interconnected infrastructure for low-carbon transport in the Philippines.
Help us count people on bicycles!