Are you tired of seeing news about accidents along busy and narrow streets? Well, the local rider group Kapatiran sa Dalawang Gulong (Kagulong) wants to support a call from the United Nations (UN) to the different governments from all over the world to adopt the 30kph speed limit on crowded streets to help save lives.
Dubbed as #Love30, the campaign is in line with observance of the 6th UN Global Road Safety Week, which happens from May 17 to 23, 2021. The organization has expressed grave concern over the vulnerability of pedestrians, cyclists, children, senior citizens, and even persons with disabilities who have equal rights to use the secondary streets.
“We are calling on policymakers to act for low-speed streets worldwide, limiting speeds to 30kph (20mph) where people walk, live, and play,” state the UN in its Street for Life campaign on social media.
Aside from protecting road users, the UN is also promoting greener streets by convincing motorists to use environment-friendly vehicles like e-motorbikes and bicycles.
Kagulong, meanwhile, picked up the UN’s message, and has decided to join the road safety campaign with similar activities in Metro Manila and other areas.
The group’s secretary general Don Pangan has scheduled ‘Takbong Trenta,’ a forum aimed at gathering input from the public in promoting the 30kph speed on populated streets. Takbong Trenta will be live streamead on the group’s Facebook page on May 16, from 10am to 12pm.
The public forum is part of the Usapang Kagulong Series 3, which will also tackle the proposed bill on the establishment of the Philippine Road Safety Institute, among others. Pangan also said they are planning to stage a motorcade on May 23 to drum up the Takbong Trenta campaign.
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