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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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#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 »