We woke up early on the last Sunday of January and trooped to Emerald Avenue (now called F. Ortigas Jr. Road) in Ortigas, Pasig to try their “Carless Sunday” activities. Every Sunday from 6:00 am to 12:00 noon, Emerald Avenue becomes a carless road, allowing people to exercise, jog, bike, go-kart, etc., without the hassle. This program was started in 2012 by then Pasig Mayor Bobby C. Eusebio to help Pasig residents adopt a healthy lifestyle.
There weren’t no bikes for rent yet when we arrived, and the go-karts were still being prepared, so we decided to have breakfast first at a McDonald’s nearby.
After eating, Justin went straight to the go-kart station. A 20-minute ride here costs Php100.00, while a 1-hour ride costs Php200.00.
Aside from biking and go-karting, people can also while away the hours at Ortigas Park.
There are also merchandise booths and several fast food restaurants in the area.
We stayed in Emerald Avenue for two hours and went back to our place to get ready for church.
Justin will ride a bike next time.