Countdown to the 2016 Tour of the Fireflies

A New Flight of Fireflies in the Making...Right Now

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The world as we know it is changing. From expected lifespan to the way we establish, maintain and end relationships, we humans have gone from blind faith to enlightenment that brought us out of the blight that is ignorance and subservience to whoever had the scepter or the sword. The invention of the bicycle, for example, indeed gave the people of that time more freedom and extended their sphere of influence from the domestic to the international level. But sadly, it lost the momentum.

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Changing Perspective: From Road User to Road Sharer

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There's no denying the fact that roads were built and more will be built, for motorized transport which  makes it moot and academic to state that all other non-motorized transportation modes are at a decidedly disadvantaged position.  In a general sense, once we ride any kind of cotnraption that can convey people from point A to B and use that contraption on the road, we become road users.  However, being a road user implies ownership which practically means to Filipino drivers that they can do whatever they want, being "owners" of the road.  This perspective lies deep in the Filipino drivers' psyche that for them, while on the road, they forego common courtesy and drive with gusto wherever and whenever they want, to the detriment and exclusion of all other road users, especially bicyclists.

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