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Faith-based group urges church people to volunteer as bike marshals in Manila

A faith-based organization in the Philippines encouraged church workers and laypeople to sign up as “bike marshal” volunteers.

Rodne Galicha, executive director of Living Laudato Si Philippines, said church workers “know the importance of bringing the message of Laudato si to the streets.”

“There is an opportunity for us to promote ecological conversion by supporting the campaign for a safe road for cyclists and the commuting public,” said Galicha on July 1.

He invited religious brothers and sisters, members of the clergy, seminarians, and lay missionaries “to join groups in helping bicycle commuters” especially during rush hours.

“We need more people to serve as marshals due to the lack of protected bike lanes. The presence of religious people on the streets could inspire motorists to share the road,” he said.

Early this month, various groups of bicycle enthusiasts and road safety advocates initiated a campaign aimed to promote safe spaces for workers who use bicycles to go to work.

Galicha also his group also needs volunteer medical professionals and mechanics who are willing to help bicycle commuters in some of the busiest thoroughfares in the Philippine capital region.

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