Treat Bicycles Like They Matter

In movies we often see bicycles being left anywhere after the movie character has majestically disembarked from it.  But in reality if you do that, you would be lucky if it is still in the spot where you left it.

Nowadays bicycles have become an essential alternative transportation. People from different walks of life have embraced this mode of transportation with varying personal reasons. Be it for health purposes, financial, or just for the sheer fun of riding it.

Over the years, since eighteenth century, bicycle engineering has improved tremendously from an almost entirely wood-built body to modern steel, aluminium, titanium and carbon fiber frame.  Today bicycles are fast, light, durable, and fashionable not to mention they are also getting more expensive and valuable.

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More and more people the world over are enticed to using bicycles.  It is but proper for every country to look into its safety standards for cyclists.  The United Kingdom among other bicycle-friendly countries has clear regulations in terms of bike safety and security.  Bike shelter UK suffices item #70 of the country’s rules for cyclists.  This, and other cycling infrastructure are important things countries that are currently promoting cycling as a mode of transport should look into.

 

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Cyclists, like any other vehicle driver have every right to a comfortable and safe parking.  Bicycles already being  considered an important part of the transportation sector needs protection like what other vehicles are getting.  Gone are the days when one can just park it at the corner and still see it there when you get back.  It is already far too important to be ignored like that.  It should be treated however any other vehicle is treated.

 

Is bicycling widely practiced in your country? What  are the different safety and security measures implemented by your government?

 

 

 

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Philippine Cybercrime Law

Have you heard of the Republic Act 10175 or better known as Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 ? This is trending now.  It is known all around the globe.

It was originally intended to prevent cybersex, online child pornography, identity theft and spamming. Well this is good! But what is suspicious and repugnant about this is the inclusion of libel as a cybercrime.  To make things even worst, Government officials are given new power to pry and seize data from people’s online account.  Any “libelous” comments online including facebook, twitter, and blogs are punishable by up to 12 years in jail. The inclusion of libel as a cybercrime and the prying thing I think should be modified.  They are not directly relevant to the original purpose of this law. That is if they do not have any hidden agenda.  We should practice responsible journalism.  But the 12 years jail punishment, the searching and seizing of online account are definitely too much.

I just have one question;

What are they doing to prepare the country for the 2015 AEC?