Mandaue won the silver, along with Naga in Bicol, among bicycle-friendly cities in the country at the annual Mobility Awards 2021.
A first-class city in Central Visayas and part of the Cebu metropolitan area, Mandaue placed second among 30 nominated cities nationwide.
Iloilo City won the gold while Naga City in Bicol shared the silver with Mandaue.
Lawyer John Eddu Ibañez, executive secretary of Mandaue Mayor Jonas Cortes, told media that they were surprised since the city did not send an entry. Apparently somebody else nominated Mandaue.
Ibañez said the city had created programs such as the route plan for the implementation of bicycle lanes, and installed bike repair stations in various locations in the city.
Mandaue has four bike repair stations in Barangay Centro at the back of city hall, Barangay Jagobiao, outside Parkmall, and J Centre Mall.
There are also privately-owned bike repair stations.
The Mobility Awards is organized by the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities(ICSC), MNL Moves, The Climate Reality Project Philippines, 350.org Pilipinas, and Pinay Bike Commuter Community to inspire action, involvement and coordination among local government units, workplaces and establishments to improve conditions for urban mobility.