The public was caught flat-footed when the lockdown included the banning of the public bus and other public transportation. Only those with their own vehicles can travel. Those without vehicle had to walk distances unless they have a bike. That caused the big sales of bicycles all around the metro.
In fairness to the bike it is one good means of transport because you also get the exercise. But the downside is the tropical heat that can make you sweat profusely. Well, you cannot go to the office when you are full of sweat.
Do you ride a bike to work?