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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