Quezon City hopes to provide a safe environment for cyclists and other active transport users with the launch of its voluntary bike registration program.
Organized under the city’s Department of Public Order and Safety – Green Transport Office, the program hopes to build a database of information on cyclists and active transport users.
With this database, the city hopes to help cyclists whether it be in the case of theft or accidents. Registered vehicles will be issued stickers to make them more easily identifiable in the event of loss or theft as well as serve as proof of registration. They will also more easily be assisted in the event of an accident.
Voluntary bike registration is provided for in City Ordinance SP 2988-2020 known as the QC Safe Cycling Ordinance. Under Section 7 of the Ordinance, the Green Transport Office – Bicycle and Active Transport Section shall initiate the program, which will maintain all pertinent information on cyclists and active transport users.
“The importance of this bike registration program is to help our bikers in case their bicycles cannot be located or are stolen. We can aid them and they can avail of the assistance of the police in investigating missing bikes because the owners can readily present a certificate of ownership issued by DPOS,” said DPOS head PBGen. Elmo San Diego (Ret).
“As an advocate of active transportation, I encourage bikers and bike riding groups to register their bicycles through this program for us to be able to assist them and ensure their safety,” QC Mayor Joy Belmonte said.
“I hope that through this bike registration program, more residents will be inspired to take alternative transportation because they can be assured of their safety and security here in Quezon City,” Belmonte added.
How to register
For bikers or active transport users who wish to register, all that’s needed is a government issued identification card; 2×2 photo; proof of purchase of their bicycle, electric bicycle or scooter; and a picture of the owner with the bike, e-bike or e-scooter. There will also be a registration fee of P150.00. A sticker will be issued by the DPOS-GTO for identification purposes. The DPOS-GTO is located at the ground floor of DPOS Building.
For inquiries about the voluntary bike registration program, the public may contact the DPOS- GTO through (8)710-0743.