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The Streetlight Effect
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - September 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Two weeks ago, we introduced a concept called “The Streetlight Effect.”
The Streetlight Effect
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - September 3, 2019 - 12:00am
“A policeman sees a drunk man searching for something under a streetlight and asks what the drunk has lost.
What are streets for?
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - July 16, 2019 - 12:00am
In 2013, I wrote in one of our January articles about “Cities of the World – roads or streets,” the main theme of which is that in 99% of the world’s history, streets were built for people....
Inclusive mobility, not traffic
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - July 2, 2019 - 12:00am
If there is something common among the issues the newly-elected or re-elected leaders in our cities want to address in their first 100 days, two of these would be traffic and flooding.
Bike to work
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - June 25, 2019 - 12:00am
When we start talking about biking (or cycling as it is called in the west), it often invokes stereotype images of certain classes of people, with their trendy bicycles, wearing distinctly sporty attires and a host...
The invisible bicycle rider
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - June 18, 2019 - 12:00am
When talk deviates towards the use of bicycles for transportation, most of my friends generally start off with a litany of reasons why people wouldn’t bike.
Davide should have been the stronger bet against Garcia
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - May 28, 2019 - 12:00am
Up to this point we have tinkered with the nuances of public transport in terms of 1.) Speed versus distance, 2.) Capacity versus frequency, 3.) Direct or connected trips, and 4.) Intermodal transport. For city governance...
Nuances of Public Transport Services
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - April 23, 2019 - 12:00am
In Part 1, we talked about speed versus distance --the faster the vehicle, the farther away two succeeding stops are from each other, and the longer you may walk to get a ride.
Transportation – Infrastructure or Service?
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - February 5, 2019 - 12:00am
Last week, we started off with the question – “transportation – is it infrastructure or a service?” and we said it’s the latter. It’s one with the least hassle, minimum waiting...
The South Road Properties (Part1)
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - January 8, 2019 - 12:00am
All Cebuanos know it by heart, nowadays, but we sometimes use the term erroneously, unfortunately, to include areas not exactly covered by it.
Energy use of compact cities
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - October 30, 2018 - 12:00am
The link between global warming and climate change, vis-à-vis the “compact”-ness of a city, which we wrote about last week, can be traced through the energy requirements of transportation.
Compact cities
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - October 2, 2018 - 12:00am
We’re treading on a concept that is totally alien to the traditional theory of spatial development.
Understanding
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - September 25, 2018 - 12:00am
The usual problem with the discussion on specific rapid transit capacities is to look at theoretical figures and not on problem-specific/location-specific ones.
Understanding Rapid Transit capacities
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - September 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Last week we suggested that a single urban road lane can move 1,000 cars in one hour, and thus equivalent to 1,000 people per hour if there is only one passenger each (the driver), or 4,000 people per hour, if there...
Understanding rapid transit capacities part 2 – Measuring vehicles or people
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - September 11, 2018 - 12:00am
We’re still at the topic of the basic measurement.
Understanding Rapid Transit capacities
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - September 4, 2018 - 12:00am
These days might be as good as any for reviewing rapid transit capacities to make sense of the present debates on both the seeming divide between the Bus Rapid Transits (BRTs) and their rail-based cousins in Manila...
Home-to-work trips part 4 - Trip transfers
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - August 28, 2018 - 12:00am
The recent case of an MRT commuter who was fined for “overstaying” at a station offers some interesting insights on what public transport stations really are for.
Home-to-work trips
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - August 14, 2018 - 12:00am
Why is transport important?
Trip length and trip time/duration
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - August 7, 2018 - 12:00am
How far is your workplace from home?
Home-to-work trips part 1 – The person-trip
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - July 31, 2018 - 12:00am
We wrote a three-part series on “pe•des•tri•an” simply to draw attention to its importance in the overall transportation environment of our city.
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