December 5, 2023

The city council, through Resolution 359. s, 2021, has requested the city’s Bids and Awards Committee to hold in abeyance the awarding of contract to the winning bidder of the proposed bicycle lanes or the “Share the Road Project” in Baguio.
The request is to give time for the City Engineering Office to incorporate, reconcile, or comply with standard safety requirements of the Department of Public Works and Highways, including the suggestions of affected barangays, to ensure applicability of the bicycle facilities on existing and new roads.
The bicycle lanes project is based on the shared space concept, which is an approach that seeks to reduce the dominance of motor vehicles on the road by allowing and accommodating road users such as motorists, cyclists, pedestrians, and commuters for a safe and harmonious use of the road.
The project, based on the master plan presented by the Traffic and Transport Management Committee, is divided into two phases.
Phase 1, with available budget from the Local Development Fund, consists of six routes with a total distance of 13.70 kilometers or 6.45kms. share the road portion and 7.25kms. for bike lanes. These are routes D – from Loakan-Apugan barangay hall to Leonard Wood Road; E – from BGH rotunda to Panagbenga Park via Military Cut-off; F – from Justice Hall to Kalaw Street via Harrison Road; G – from Gov. Pack to BGH rotunda; H – from Harrison Road to M. Roxas via Magsaysay/Bonifacio; and I – from City Hall to Marcos Highway via Legarda.
Phase 2 consists of three routes with a total distance of 9.40kms. or 2.40kms. Share the Road portion and 7kms. for bike lanes. These are Routes A – from Greenvalley intersection to BGH rotunda; B – from Naguilian Road (Nagoya) to City Hall; and C – from Pacdal circle to Upper Session Road rotunda.
The revised master plan shall be presented to the city council for appropriate action.
Through Resolution 355, s. 2021, the body has requested organizers of tree planting initiatives in the city to coordinate with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Baguio Water District, City Environment and Parks Management Office, and other concerned offices for the conduct of a substantive orientation prior to their planting activities.
The call is in line with the observance of the Philippine Environment Month under Presidential Proclamation 237, s. 1988 and the tree planting activities that starts in June, which is the usual start of rainy season in the country.
In separate resolutions, the body has authorized City Mayor Benjamin Magalong, on behalf of the city government, to enter into separate memorandums of agreement or understanding with concerned entities and agencies for development programs and projects for the city.
The agreements are with the Department of Social Welfare and Development-Cordillera, represented by Director Arnel Garcia, for the implementation of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, sustainable livelihood program, social pension, supplementary feeding, and disaster risk and management programs; with the B Renewable Energy, Inc., represented by Engr. Jeffrey Barroga, for the conduct of a feasibility study at no cost to the city government regarding the proposed installation and use of waste-to-energy equipment in the city; and with the Bases Conversion Development Authority, represented by president and chief executive officer Vince Dizon, for usufruct covering three lots consisting of 2,068 square meters located at Camp John Hay Special Economic Zone to be used as a national government data center.