Articles about Pedestrians

Time to get some cardio in
It looks like using the newly opened BGC-Ortigas Bridge isn't going to be as straightforward as advertised-at least if you're a pedestrian.Images showing steps being built for pedestrians to climb up onto the new piece of infrastructure
A lot more
If you've lived or worked in Metro Manila, you know that it's far from being pedestrian-friendly. Just look at EDSA where you have to walk sideways to fit on sidewalks, hold your breath at bus stops because of the
Could something like this work here?
These days, finding your way when you're lost during a commute is as simple as whipping out your smartphone, tapping an app, and reading directions. Simple enough. Thing is, it's a little more complicated when you're visually impaired.To
“Unti unti, it’s a long journey”
If you own a car, walking to wherever you need to get to is probably treated as a last resort-and we don't blame you. Choosing between a comfortable, air-conditioned automobile and risking life and limb traversing Metro Manila's
Too many things going on at the same time
Here's where we are so far in the implementation of the Child Safety in Motor Vehicles Act: By operation of the law, Republic Act No. 11229 already took effect on February 2, 2021, but the Department of Transportation (DOTr) has stressed
Good news for our fellow road users
Senate Bill No. 1518-also known as the 'Safe Pathways Act'-was filed during the first few months of the pandemic to create a safe network for pedestrians, cyclists, and users of non-motorized vehicles. Well, we have good news for our
It’s time to make EDSA more pedestrian-friendly
The Asian Development Bank has approved a $123 million (P5.91 billion) loan for the construction of safe and disaster-resilient elevated walkways on EDSA to make Metro Manila's main highway pedestrian-friendly.The EDSA Greenways Project consists of 5km of
This is the way
If there's anything the COVID-19 pandemic should have highlighted transport-wise, it's that Metro Manila is severely lacking in infrastructure to support active modes of transport like cycling and walking-motorists know this, commuters know this, and the Department
Sound about right to you?
So, apparently, science says drivers of expensive cars are less considerate than drivers of more modest nameplates. Does that sound about right? We thought you'd think so.According to a new study published on Science Direct's Journal of Transport and
Worth a shot?
Remember the elevated walkway project that was raised in the Senate just a week ago? It seems Senate majority leader Juan Miguel Zubiri is pretty damn serious about pushing through with it.In a recent privilege speech by the Senator, he reiterated
Could this be a game-changer?
Law-abiding motorists may soon have something to fall back on in the event they figure in a road incident with a reckless motorcycle rider, pedestrian, or driver of a motorized vehicle.House Bill No. 1987, also known as the Philippine Responsible
Thoughts?
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has a message for vendors who put up stalls on pedestrian overpasses: Do not come back.A Facebook post released by the traffic agency earlier today, August 8, showed images of a free-flowing EDSA-Ortigas
Complaints from pedestrians are piling up
Don't you dare!One city issued this warning against erring motorcycle riders who turn sidewalks into fast lanes to evade gridlock. Motorcycles blazing through sidewalks have become a common sight in many traffic-prone areas in Metro Manila, but no local
If it’s passed into law, at least
Ridding sidewalks and streets of illegal vendors and obstacles is apparently the in thing among government officials these days.Mayor Isko Moreno has gone all-out with clearing operations in Manila, providing thoroughfares like Taft Avenue and places like Divisoria with some
Watch where you’re walking
Crosswalks, people. Those white lines aren't there for aesthetic purposes. They're meant to keep both pedestrians and cars in check-and to keep them from figuring in accidents with one another. But if your own well-being isn't enough
This is depressing stuff
It goes without saying that the road situation here in the Philippines leaves much to be desired. Motorists' spines and their rides' scarred underbellies will attest to this fact, as dealing with pockmarked roads and unending traffic is part of the Filipino
One LGU is already doing it
What you're looking at is a 3D-painted pedestrian lane in Bohol. The image was recently shared on the Facebook page of the Municipality of Loon, and it has us thinking: Could this unique crosswalk design make crossing the street safer?
Pedestrians take note
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here.How to survive being hit by a car. Is there a 'proper' way to be laid out flat on the asphalt by an oncoming
You'll see them even when you're driving
Whenever I'm in a foreign city--say, Tokyo or New York--strolling around is a favorite pastime, something I hardly do in Metro Manila (unless perhaps I'm inside a mall). Chief of the reasons I don't regularly saunter down
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