Bimodal Travel Advocacy using Folding Bikes
The Tiklop Society seeks to promote the use of folding bikes as a means to better oneself and achieve cleaner air to breathe and more livable transportation, wherein one combines biking with other modes of public transportation such as buses, jeepneys, or trains.
PROJECT LEADER: Pio Fortuno Jr.
The Tiklop Society of the Philippines (TSP) is a Philippine-based, non-stock, non-profit organization that brings together decent people with a singular love and appreciation for folding bicycles.
TSP seeks to promote the use of folding bikes as a means to better oneself and achieve cleaner air to breathe and more livable cities. Folding bikes are most suitable to bimodal transportation, wherein one combines biking with other modes of public transportation such as buses, jeepneys, or trains. Through this, one can easily increase their range of travel and cut down on the number of private cars on the road. These bikes are well suited to the urban landscape with its quick steering and upright riding stance; they may be taken inside establishments such as malls, groceries, markets, banks and the workplace.
TSP is beyond biking as well. It seeks to instill in its membership heightened environmental awareness. TSP has been instrumental in making small-wheeled folding bikes acceptable to the riding public. We had a hand in implementing the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA)’s Bike On, Bike Off Program (Bike O 2) which allows boarding of folding bikes on the LRT/MRT trains. We have organized rides that bike all the way to neighboring provinces to prove that small wheels can go far as well. TSP also formed the Lighten Up project in which we donated deserving income-challenged bike commuters who ply the city’s thoroughfares without any safety gear at all.
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