On Nov. 27, representatives from award organizers Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities, MNL Moves, The Climate Reality Project Philippines and 350 Pilipinas presented UPD, represented by Chancellor Fidel R. Nemenzo, with a certificate and a recognition sign for winning the silver award in the category of bike-friendly workplaces.
According to the website, the Mobility Awards was created to “recognize bike-friendly local governments, commercial establishments, and workplaces in Metro Manila — and challenges others to keep up.”
The nominees were judged on three criteria: infrastructure (e.g. presence of physical infrastructure or end-of-trip facilities dedicated to bicycle users such as bike racks, storage areas); integration (e.g. programs, policies, and plans that enable cycling); and implementation (e.g. proper use and maintenance of infrastructure and enforcement of bicycle-friendly programs and policies).
The top three workplaces that garnered the gold award in UPD’s category were The Medical City-Ortigas, the Government Service Insurance System compound in Pasig City, and the Pasig Transport Office.