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In the past decade Marikina has been transformed from a sleepy town, whose only claim to fame was being the shoe capital of the Philippines, into a very progressive city which has won awards for Cleanest and Greenest Municipality among others. Lately the roads have been or are being upgraded with bicycle lanes and pedestrian walkways to make Marikina into a "Bicycle Friendly and Walkable City". As with most areas in Metro Manila the best time to take a leisurely walk or run would be in the early morning to avoid the heat and heavy traffic (air pollution from exhausts) in the major thoroughfares. For those who prefer trail running, Marikina is very close to Antipolo, Montalban, and San Mateo which are venues for occasional adventure races, mountain bike races, and rock climbing events.