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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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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