The Lagos State government has announced plans to introduce bicycle lanes on major roads across the city. The State Commissioner for Transportation, Mr. Kayode Opeifa stated this at a cycling event, ‘Park and Ride’ on Sunday. The event was organized to urge Nigerians to park their cars and ride bicycles for an enhanced lifestyle and clean environment.
Mr. Opeifa noted that bicycles are a good alternative to motorcycles (Okada). Discouraging the use of okada on walkable distance, the Commissioner stated that “anybody who wants to take a bike (okada) from their house to the bus stop should use their bicycles.”
The State government is presently in controversy with Okada riders over the restrictions to ride on highways and the penalty for defaulting the new Lagos Traffic law.