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More voices support walkability in Metro Manila

Amid last year’s tempestuous election season and the transition to a new administration, several voices from various sectors have joined the clamor to make Metro Manila a walkable metropolis. In June 2016, Felino “Jun” Palafox urged the then-incoming Duterte government to make Metro Manila ‘pedestrian-friendly’. He was quoted by ABS-CBN news as saying: “First 100 days, make Metro… Read more »

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Outlining a five-point agenda for walkability in Metro Manila

by Gideon Lasco, MD, MSc How can we make Manila a walkable city? Having established the “Walk Manila” advocacy, the time has come to articulate our directions moving forward, and in this piece I outline a five-point agenda as a blueprint for the future. 1. RESEARCH First, we need multi-disciplinary research to help make a… Read more »

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Motorcycles on sidewalks pose grave threat to pedestrians – report

The lack of respect for pedestrian lanes makes crossing the street potentially unsafe, but even the sidewalks are not spared from vehicular traffic, particularly by motorcycles, posing a grave threat to people who walk. According to a Thinking Machines report in November 2015, “More pedestrians are hit by motorcycles than by any other kind of… Read more »

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Pedestrian-safety laws and policies in the Philippines: an overview

by Gideon Lasco As we clamor for a more walkable Metro Manila, it’s important to review what are the laws that are already out there. This article is an overview of the relevant passages in national and local laws and ordinances, as well as proposed legislation, that will allow us to situate ourselves in terms of our… Read more »

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#WalkEDSA: Nine things I learned from walking the length of EDSA

by Gideon Lasco Rappler.com, October 31, 2015 Amid the worsening traffic situation in Metro Manila, I together with fellow sustainability advocates from the Global Shapers Community wanted to explore an form of mobility that’s been with us all along: walking, our first and most natural means of transportation. Coming from different fields – art, medicine,… Read more »

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Our advocacy: “To make Manila walkable”

by Gideon Lasco Philippine Daily Inquirer (October 29, 2015) We pedestrians hold as self-evident the truth that walking is the most natural of the means of transportation available to humankind. Moreover, we hold that walking is an activity that is healthy for individuals, good for the environment, contributory to social solidarity, and beneficial to the… Read more »

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Travel bloggers share their #WalkEDSA experiences

Travel bloggers Ferdz Decena of Ironwulf.net and Christine Fernandez of JovialWanderer.com joined #WalkEDSA last October 25, 2015 and they shared their experiences in their respective blogs. Calling himself an “advocate of walking”, Ferdz Decena makes the following observations: On my personal observation though, people complain a lot about traffic and density of vehicles but what… Read more »

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‘Inquirer’ editorial voices support for Walk Manila

In an editorial entitled “At their own pace” (November 1, 2015), the Philippine Daily Inquirer voiced its support for initiatives to make Manila a walkable and likeable city. Correctly identifying the motorist-centric planning paradigm is root of the mobility problem in Metro Manila, the editorial highlights both the problems that bikers and pedestrians encounter – as well as… Read more »

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Walk Manila advocacy featured on CNN Philippines

Walk Manila project leader Gideon Lasco walked with CNN Philippines’ Paul Garcia from Ayala Triangle to Bonifacio Global City to talk about walkability in Metro Manila. During the talk, Lasco emphasised the benefits of walking in various domains: from health to environment and building social solidarity. Watch the video here: http://cnnphilippines.com/videos/2015/10/27/Making-Metro-Manila-pedestrian-friendly.html

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    More voices support walkability in Metro Manila

    Amid last year’s tempestuous election season and the transition to a new administration, several voices from various sectors have joined the clamor to make Metro Manila a walkable metropolis. In June 2016, Felino “Jun” Palafox urged the then-incoming Duterte government to make Metro Manila ‘pedestrian-friendly’. He was quoted by ABS-CBN news as saying: “First 100 days, make Metro… Read more »

  • IMG_1096-2

    Outlining a five-point agenda for walkability in Metro Manila

    by Gideon Lasco, MD, MSc How can we make Manila a walkable city? Having established the “Walk Manila” advocacy, the time has come to articulate our directions moving forward, and in this piece I outline a five-point agenda as a blueprint for the future. 1. RESEARCH First, we need multi-disciplinary research to help make a… Read more »

  • IMG_2176-002

    Motorcycles on sidewalks pose grave threat to pedestrians – report

    The lack of respect for pedestrian lanes makes crossing the street potentially unsafe, but even the sidewalks are not spared from vehicular traffic, particularly by motorcycles, posing a grave threat to people who walk. According to a Thinking Machines report in November 2015, “More pedestrians are hit by motorcycles than by any other kind of… Read more »

  • IMG_1096-2

    Pedestrian-safety laws and policies in the Philippines: an overview

    by Gideon Lasco As we clamor for a more walkable Metro Manila, it’s important to review what are the laws that are already out there. This article is an overview of the relevant passages in national and local laws and ordinances, as well as proposed legislation, that will allow us to situate ourselves in terms of our… Read more »

  • IMG_1025-2

    #WalkEDSA: Nine things I learned from walking the length of EDSA

    by Gideon Lasco Rappler.com, October 31, 2015 Amid the worsening traffic situation in Metro Manila, I together with fellow sustainability advocates from the Global Shapers Community wanted to explore an form of mobility that’s been with us all along: walking, our first and most natural means of transportation. Coming from different fields – art, medicine,… Read more »

  • IMG_1075-2

    Our advocacy: “To make Manila walkable”

    by Gideon Lasco Philippine Daily Inquirer (October 29, 2015) We pedestrians hold as self-evident the truth that walking is the most natural of the means of transportation available to humankind. Moreover, we hold that walking is an activity that is healthy for individuals, good for the environment, contributory to social solidarity, and beneficial to the… Read more »

  • ferdziview-walkedsa

    Travel bloggers share their #WalkEDSA experiences

    Travel bloggers Ferdz Decena of Ironwulf.net and Christine Fernandez of JovialWanderer.com joined #WalkEDSA last October 25, 2015 and they shared their experiences in their respective blogs. Calling himself an “advocate of walking”, Ferdz Decena makes the following observations: On my personal observation though, people complain a lot about traffic and density of vehicles but what… Read more »

  • IMG_1198

    ‘Inquirer’ editorial voices support for Walk Manila

    In an editorial entitled “At their own pace” (November 1, 2015), the Philippine Daily Inquirer voiced its support for initiatives to make Manila a walkable and likeable city. Correctly identifying the motorist-centric planning paradigm is root of the mobility problem in Metro Manila, the editorial highlights both the problems that bikers and pedestrians encounter – as well as… Read more »

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    Walk Manila advocacy featured on CNN Philippines

    Walk Manila project leader Gideon Lasco walked with CNN Philippines’ Paul Garcia from Ayala Triangle to Bonifacio Global City to talk about walkability in Metro Manila. During the talk, Lasco emphasised the benefits of walking in various domains: from health to environment and building social solidarity. Watch the video here: http://cnnphilippines.com/videos/2015/10/27/Making-Metro-Manila-pedestrian-friendly.html