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Old 02-12-2013, 04:54 PM
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Hey guys,

As some of you may want to go to this forum but cannot make it due to the weekday schedule, I'm setting up a short survey so that I can pass on to my wife any thoughts/feedback/ideas you might have.

For the Bike Commuters
1.) On the average, how many kms do you ride to work?
2.) How long does it take?
3.) What's the main reason you got into bike commuting?
4.) What are some of the facilities at work that help you in your bike commute?
5.) What are some ideas you have to help you in your bike commute? if there's one thing you can implement in the short term, what would it be?


For the I Want To Bike Commute But Choose Not To
1.) What's your main reason to want to bike commute?
2.) What's the biggest obstacle on doing bike to work?
3.) What would convince you to do bike commuting?



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Old 02-12-2013, 08:18 PM
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bike commuter ako for several years na.

1. my work is only 3.7 kilometers from where i live so i can reach the office without breaking sweat. that's why i carry my bike 5 floors, dun ako pinapawisan.

2. it takes me less than 20 minutes, 15 on a good day.

3. the preciseness of the commute is why i got into it. i can leave the house 9:10 am and be at the office 9:27-9:29am, whereas if i take the car - leaving at 9:05am doesn't guarantee that i reach the office at 9:29am, although i can make it 70% of the time. you can never tell how long it takes to get a cab and negotiating for fare disgusts me. on the way home naman, i just hate jeepneys that wait to be filled. i dislike tricycles too but need that combination for a faster way home. the need for a combi or multiple commute for a short trip is another reason.

all the above and i haven't even touched on the benefits of weaving through traffic yet. oh yeah, feeling so alive at the office is another factor but i discovered this after i started bike commuting already. it's a thrill not obeying traffic rules too, another faster advantage over cars. as long as it is safe though. so far, i only follow the traffic light when i cross south superhighway.

4. the building and my office allows me to bring my bike in. well, i had to request the building admin for it. there's the shower too available from tuesday - friday but i don't take one anymore since i started again in 2008. my first time to bike commute was between 2003 to 2006.

5. a closet for my work clothes. i used to bring these by car mondays then bike commute the rest of the week as my boss allowed me to use the cabinet inside the vacant office room. with a different boss now using that room, i have to bring my civies daily, not my pressed uniforms, making me the regular office bad@ss for not wearing them.

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Old 02-12-2013, 11:50 PM
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For the Bike Commuters
1.) On the average, how many kms do you ride to work?
11.02Km one way

2.) How long does it take?
30-40mins one way

3.) What's the main reason you got into bike commuting?
exercise/workout/practice, faster way to reach the office, no traffic, no waiting for PUV

4.) What are some of the facilities at work that help you in your bike commute?
shower rooms, proper parking space/bike rack

5.) What are some ideas you have to help you in your bike commute? if there's one thing you can implement in the short term, what would it be?
bike lanes

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Old 02-13-2013, 12:06 AM
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here goes..halo halo na 'to experience na lang

For the Bike Commuters
1.) On the average, how many kms do you ride to work?
6.5 kms one way.

2.) How long does it take?
18 - 20 mins, depends if i have a cold or the road is wet

3.) What's the main reason you got into bike commuting?
predictability of ETA. less traffic, no need to wait for the public vehicle to be filled, no stop and go unlike jeepneys.

4.) What are some of the facilities at work that help you in your bike commute?
they allow me to park my bike at the car park, but that's about it.

5.) What are some ideas you have to help you in your bike commute? if there's one thing you can implement in the short term, what would it be?
safe and covered bike parking. nothing sucks like taking care of the bike only to be rained on and i'm not riding it.

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Old 02-13-2013, 07:19 AM
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1.) On the average, how many kms do you ride to work?
- Around 4kms one way. Bike to school for me, I'm still a college student in that university in Diliman that prides in honor and excellence.

2.) How long does it take?
- More or less 20 minutes depending on the traffic.

3.) What's the main reason you got into bike commuting?
- For the fun of it, it gives me freedom to go one place to another but the absence of safe bike parking somehow limits this freedom. On the serious side, to get some physical exercise. On the idealistic side, to help save the environment by not patronizing vehicles that emit pollutants.


4.) What are some of the facilities at work that help you in your bike commute?
- Covered parking and security guards who also bike commute - once they get familiar with you they usually allow you to park your bike near their post or sometimes inside the building especially when there's only a few people around.


5.) What are some ideas you have to help you in your bike commute? if there's one thing you can implement in the short term, what would it be?
- Safe parking space with bike racks and is well lit during the night.

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Old 02-13-2013, 07:42 AM
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I only bike commute from office to home 3 times a month at the most. It's about 30 kilometers in about 2 hours.

I do it on Wednesdays - my car's coding day

Sometimes, I do bike commute to work the following day.

I'd like to do bike commuting to work more often but there's no bathing facility at our office building.

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Old 02-13-2013, 08:20 AM
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@marcs,

Sent an email to your wife the other day, but didn't get a confirmation. Natanggap ba niya? I'll be attending.

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Old 02-13-2013, 09:13 AM
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For the Bike Commuters
1.) On the average, how many kms do you ride to work? 18 kms one way
2.) How long does it take? 45mins to 1.5 hours depending on motivation and traffic
3.) What's the main reason you got into bike commuting? convenience. It's as fast as bringing my car, I don't have to wait or pay for parking, I get to leave later and get more sleep, savings, endurance training.
4.) What are some of the facilities at work that help you in your bike commute? shower room and safe parking space. I can even leave my bike without a chain
5.) What are some ideas you have to help you in your bike commute? if there's one thing you can implement in the short term, what would it be? Driver education/awareness plus strict laws that help bikers on the road. Something as simple as vehicles may not cut cyclists.

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Old 02-13-2013, 10:18 AM
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For the Bike Commuters
1.) On the average, how many kms do you ride to work?
Answer: 20-25kms one way (Makati), 15-18kms one way (Alabang)

2.) How long does it take?
Answer: 1-1 1/2 hr

3.) What's the main reason you got into bike commuting?
Answer: Sayang ang Miles... Seriously para pumayat

4.) What are some of the facilities at work that help you in your bike commute?
Answer: Covered parking (not really meant for bike but relatively safe)

5.) What are some ideas you have to help you in your bike commute? if there's one thing you can implement in the short term, what would it be?
Answer: Allow the regular employee to use the bathroom with shower. Currently it for SAVP and Expat. Secondly, proper bike parking.

For the I Want To Bike Commute But Choose Not To
1.) What's your main reason to want to bike commute?
Answer: magpapayat at sayang ang Miles.

2.) What's the biggest obstacle on doing bike to work?
Answer: Buwis buhay intersections\roads (Pasay-Buendia, and ung Intersection ng Nichols)

3.) What would convince you to do bike commuting?
Answer: Mga kakulitan ko sa SigawKahon, kasi puro sila bike commuters eh.

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Old 02-13-2013, 10:49 AM
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For the Bike Commuters
1.) On the average, how many kms do you ride to work?
13km to 15km one way
2.) How long does it take?
45 mins to 60 mins
3.) What's the main reason you got into bike commuting?
a)travelling by bus from QC to Makati would take me 2hrs,b)by MRT is just 30min
less including the time consumed for the long queue, c)my own tiny contribution
to a lesser carbon footprint
4.) What are some of the facilities at work that help you in your bike commute?
Gym membership - where I take my shower but that would make me park my
bike near the gym about 10mins walk to our ofc, bldg.
5.) What are some ideas you have to help you in your bike commute? if there's one thing you can implement in the short term, what would it be?
A safe bike lane and an ever increasing bike culture to make my 3.c)reason grow
big not just mine & tiny.

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Old 02-13-2013, 07:25 PM
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*double post please delete*
The message you have entered is too short. Please lengthen your message to at least 30 characters.

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Old 02-14-2013, 12:32 PM
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For the Bike Commuters
1.) On the average, how many kms do you ride to work?
-28kms one way (malate - ayala alabang)


2.) How long does it take?
-1hr to 1 1/2 hr from malate to alabang pero 1hr pag alabang to malate (dahil pababa halos lahat ng daan pabalik)


3.) What's the main reason you got into bike commuting?
-mas madalas na ako umuwi sa bahay namin sa malate dahil wala mag aalaga ng baby ko sa sucat,munti, so napamahal ang pag commute 120php balikan compare kung sa sucat ako na 50php balikan na.


4.) What are some of the facilities at work that help you in your bike commute?
-madali mag park ng bike at pwede rin maligo (thou hindi ako nagamit ng shower roomn)


5.) What are some ideas you have to help you in your bike commute? if there's one thing you can implement in the short term, what would it be?
-gaya ng iba bike lane driver seminar etc. para may laban naman ang mga bikers sa mga nang cut at laging gumugitgit sa kanila.



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Old 02-14-2013, 01:02 PM
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1.) 30kms one way, 2x/3x a week
2.) 45 - 75 minutes, depende sa mood at trapik
3.) Exercise/Training, de-stress & Save money
4.) Secure building, shower & locker
5.) Bikelane sa NLEX

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For the Bike Commuters
1.) On the average, how many kms do you ride to work? - My house is 2.2KM away.. pero iniikot ikot ko muna bago pumasok at umuwi
2.) How long does it take? - less 10 minutes
3.) What's the main reason you got into bike commuting? - Exercise, No Cost
4.) What are some of the facilities at work that help you in your bike commute? - Free parking inside the office and a shower area
5.) What are some ideas you have to help you in your bike commute? if there's one thing you can implement in the short term, what would it be? more bike parking in other establishments please

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I recently started bike commuting..

For the Bike Commuters
1.) On the average, how many kms do you ride to work? - 16km one-way (Buendia-Taft to Eastwood City Libis)
2.) How long does it take? - 55mins
3.) What's the main reason you got into bike commuting? - Exercise, and to strengthen my legs (aiming to be one of the SGL hehe)
4.) What are some of the facilities at work that help you in your bike commute? - Safe parking with a cost of 20 pesos.
5.) What are some ideas you have to help you in your bike commute? if there's one thing you can implement in the short term, what would it be? - Shower areas near offices. bike lanes that are separated from the main road.

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Old 02-14-2013, 05:00 PM
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For the Bike Commuters
1.) On the average, how many kms do you ride to work?
- 6 -7 kms depending which route I take.
2.) How long does it take?
- 18 - 25 mins
3.) What's the main reason you got into bike commuting?
- the first time i did it was out of curiosity then i got the hang of it ayun hinahanap hanap na ng katawan ko and besides shorter travel time dahil iwas sa traffic.
4.) What are some of the facilities at work that help you in your bike commute?
- masaya na ko dun sa pag allow nilang ipasok yung folding sa office, then naglagay na sila ng bike parking na malapit though hindi nga lang covered.
5.) What are some ideas you have to help you in your bike commute? if there's one thing you can implement in the short term, what would it be?
- siguro safe parking para at ease kang iwanan yung bike mo. na pansin ko kasi sa ibang bansa wala namang bike lane pero nirerespeto yung mga biker hindi katulad dito kahit may bike lane sa ibang lugar wala pa ring respeto sa biker so parang wala din.. long term na siguro yung matanggap ng ibang road users na dapat ding irespeto yung mga biker.. share the road ika nga..

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1) I really dont know the exact kilometers, paki guide na lang po, from floodway dulo to shaw blvd byahe ko po
2) it take me 45 mins, tpos 15 mins ang hilamos/ligo
3) tpid ako sa pamasahe, makes me alive pagdating sa office and feeling ko ang lakas lakas ko
4) meron kasing alotted parking area for our company,
5) wala eh,

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1.) On the average, how many kms do you ride to work?
13.9km one way.. Bacoor-Paranaque
2.) How long does it take?
Depende kung male-late na'ko. Kung hinahabol yung oras, 30mins. Kung hindi naman, 40-50mins.
3.) What's the main reason you got into bike commuting?
Exercise. Less hassle kasi hindi na magaabang ng jeep or van.. At ayaw ko nung nakikipaggitgitan sa ibang tao para makasakay sa jeep.
4.) What are some of the facilities at work that help you in your bike commute?
Shower areas, guarded bike parking spots...
5.) What are some ideas you have to help you in your bike commute? if there's one thing you can implement in the short term, what would it be?
Designated Bike lanes. Kung short term, parang wala e.

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1.) What's your main reason to want to bike commute?
i'm getting fat and badly need the exercise, and also miss riding. riding schedule is a mess due to work schedule.
2.) What's the biggest obstacle on doing bike to work?
i live 44 kms (nearest) to 67 kms (farthest) away from work. that would all depend on the area i would be assigned to.
3.) What would convince you to do bike commuting?
a dedicated bike lane in NLEX and SLEX and disciplined motorists and pedestrians in Metro Manila.

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Folks,

Thanks for all the feedback. I'll update you on the outcome of the meeting. Asking my wife also if a weekend forum can be arranged so more people can go.

SpdFrk, wow 44kms?

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