Articles about Alternative Mobility

‘Lightweight’ is something else these days
The gaming laptop industry is one that's constantly trying to go lighter with every new release. Portability is, after all, one of the keys to selling these devices. And weight factors in big time when you're talking about playing the
If only we had proper sidewalks
As many of you know, Toyota doesn't just make cars. Over the past several years, the Japanese brand has branched out heavily into other realms of mobility. Its latest pedestrian-oriented release is called the C+ Walk T, and it looks
These are designated areas where cyclists can wait during a red light
Pasig City made headlines last week when it opened a new intersection along Shaw Boulevard to make the area more pedestrian-friendly. In case you missed it, you can read more about it here.One of the highlights of the intersection is
His lineup of technical partners features some big names
For someone like Valentino Rossi, having your own brand is inevitable. The VR46 trademark carries products like apparel, stickers, watches, and of course, motorcycle gear. The Doctor's brand has also partnered up with big riding names like Dainese and AGV to
It will stretch from Marulas all the way to Malanday
We're already a year and a half into this pandemic, but we're still glad to see various local government units across Metro Manila continuously making changes to adapt to the times.The Valenzuela City LGU, for example, has announced that
These bikes are all about adaptability
So, are these bicycles? Are they motorbikes? Well, they're actually a little bit of both with an electric powertrain thrown in.First, let's start with the chunkier one. It's called the BMW Motorrad Vision Amby, and it's essentially
Perfect for short-distance travel around the city
We don't see a lot of mopeds these days, even around the motorcycle-filled city that is Metro Manila. But though these small two-wheelers seem to have gone out of style, they're still very practical for getting around the
It runs on electricity, of course
Obviously, we like our cars here at Top Gear Philippines. Things that run on four wheels are, after all, the main focus of our work here. That said, we also have to acknowledge that there are plenty of scenarios where using a
To promote alternative mobility
You may have noticed the spike in the prices of bicycles-whether imported or locally manufactured-by now. This is due to the strong demand from the fast-growing cycling community, especially after the government began promoting alternative mobility as public transport
Don’t forget to practice health and safety precautions while you’re at it
Beginning tomorrow, August 21, Metro Manila and Laguna residents are once again permitted to go cycling and do other forms of individual outdoor exercise as the said areas shift to modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ).Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman Benhur
Curbside pick-up for cars is available, too
Alright, alright. We know it's kind of contradictory to feature a donut joint's drive-thru as ideal for cyclists, considering some bike users are probably using two wheels as a means of living healthy-but calories aside, just look at
A win for personal mobility
Last week, the Makati Parking Authority (MAPA) caused quite a stir after news got out that its enforcers were apprehending electric kick scooter users in the Central Business District. It appears, though, that this issue has finally been laid to rest.In
If you’re caught, just accept the consequences
Nobody who has to be out and about on a daily basis digs this kind of weather. Sure, it's cool, but traffic moves at a snail's pace, it's inconvenient, and sometimes dangerous, too. Some motorists, however, see these conditions
Be warned
For many, personal mobility devices like electric kick scooters have been a godsend since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Not only does the vehicle provide an alternative to a public transportation system unable to perform at full capacity, it gives people that
The German carmaker wants in on the urban mobility lark
If you live in a city, there's a fairly good chance you've tripped over a strewn electric kick scooter in the past few weeks/months. Literally everywhere, aren't they?Well, never one to miss a niche-filling opportunity, BMW
Good news for bikers in the area
Good news for cyclists in Davao City, as the Department of Transportation (DOTr) has officially inaugurated the city's 54.744km bike-lane network.The Metro Davao Bike Lanes span across 14 sections within Davao City. These include Quimpo Boulevard, Sandawa Road,
Thankfully, the NBA great was able to walk it off
Professional athletes, after undergoing years of physical training and honing their bodies to constantly be in peak physical form, are usually built better than the average joe. Retired or not, most of these dudes are used to taking a beating.That said,
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