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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.
The case of Seoul
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - July 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Our last two articles on this topic elicited questions from a few friends, on what we really want when we insist on “planning for people and not cars.”
pe•des•tri•an
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - July 3, 2018 - 12:00am
Over the weekend, there was news about a young lady getting hit by a pick-up.
You are traffic!
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - June 26, 2018 - 12:00am
A satirical meme often shared online reads: "You are not stuck in traffic; you are traffic!" It often draws divergent reactions among city commuters, with many motorists flatly protesting.
Learnings from Singapore
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - June 12, 2018 - 12:00am
My nine-year old son LOVES trains.
Public transport a choice mode
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - June 5, 2018 - 12:00am
Last week's article was about the zero-car growth in Singapore. This restriction is limited to private cars!
Learnings from Singapore Part 1 - The zero car growth
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - May 29, 2018 - 12:00am
Visits to Singapore always bring valuable lessons to me, especially when it involves a visit to their Land Transportation Authority (LTA).
Road widening and traffic congestion
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - May 22, 2018 - 12:00am
Our article about the Braess' Paradox last week raised a lot of queries from friends, mostly the non-technical ones.
Road wideningand traffic congestion Part 2 - Road congestion paradox
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - May 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Building more roads or lanes induces more traffic and will not address congestion!
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