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COVID-19 a wake-up call for transit
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - September 15, 2020 - 12:00am
If there’s anything we can call good about the almost-a-year Covid-19 pandemic, it’s the realization that no matter how advanced our civilization really became, there were really things which we weren’t...
The rationale of public transport subsidies
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - July 28, 2020 - 12:00am
I got a lot of reactions to our article last week on “why public transport subsidies matters.
Why public transport subsidies matter
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - July 21, 2020 - 12:00am
Last week, we ended up with this statement: “Whatever it will be, transport subsidies will surely be necessary in the new normal.”
The public transport dilemma
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - July 14, 2020 - 12:00am
It hasn’t been discussed publicly yet, mainly because of people’s dislike of talking about subsidies, but this needs to be properly addressed and faced head-on sooner or later.
Mobility after ECQ
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - July 7, 2020 - 12:00am
If there is anything good about going back into another ECQ after having “enjoyed” GCQ for 15 days, it’s the chance of learning from the good experiences, and especially the mistakes, of the previous...
COVID-19 and Inclusive Mobility
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - April 21, 2020 - 12:00am
Let’s go back to the start, just before the outbreak.
Urban density and congestion Part 2 - Population congestion?
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - March 3, 2020 - 12:00am
Last week, we said that urban density is good and advisable, especially if it is distributed more or less evenly over a city rather that concentrated in a central business district tapering to huge, sparsely-populated...
Nuances of Urban Density
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - February 18, 2020 - 12:00am
In its simplest term, we call it a highway. But all over the world, it goes by other names – interstate, autobahn, expressway, etc.
Nuances of urban density
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - January 21, 2020 - 12:00am
Last week, we started off on the discussions on this matter with a realization that the number of floors above ground a city is built, on the average, will affect its area, and the average distance (and time spent)...
The greatest life
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - December 10, 2019 - 12:00am
There is a quote attributed to Mark Twain which goes, "The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why."
That thing called “Parking”
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - November 19, 2019 - 12:00am
First, it’s the issue on whether parking laws (and fees) may constitute selective class legislation (Part 1).
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...
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