No more Okada! Lagos state announces plans to get Bicycle lanes

The Lagos state government has announced plans to introduce bicycles lanes on major roads across the city.

The Commissioner for Transportation in Lagos, Mr Kayode Opeifa made this announcement on Sunday at a cycling event ‘Park and Ride’.

According to the Commissioner, “what is alternative to Okada (motorcycle) is the bicycle.

He also noted that cycling will enhance people’s lifestyle and thereby improve their productive and lifespan which he claims will also have a resultant effect on the nation’s GDP.

Acknowledging that the tropical weather in Lagos will make it uncomfortable for cyclers, the Commissioner noted that “yes, the weather will make people sweat but offices will be urged to provide showers” to ameliorate the discomfort.

Bicycles? Showers in the office?

This looks like a huge joke! Seriously!

(Source: Channels Tv)

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  1. Segun Adekoye October 29, 2012 at 5:42 PM - Reply

    it is a good idea. whoever wants to ride should ride. they aren’t forcing anyone. don’t they ride in other parts of the world. look at china. Nigerians like to show off. na the problem be that

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