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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!
Road widening and traffic congestion
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - May 8, 2018 - 12:00am
In the last three-part series we discussed about the cost of traffic congestion.
The Cost of Traffic CongestionPart3 - The solution
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - May 1, 2018 - 12:00am
While the "social costs" seen in Part 2 seem to be more relevant in addressing traffic congestion, it is the economic costs in Part 1, which are counted whenever traffic, or its solution, is studied and projects...
The Cost of Traffic Congestion(Part 2 - The social costs)
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - April 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Last week, we laid out the basic considerations in the estimation of the costs of traffic congestion in terms of transport.
The Cost of Traffic Congestion
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - April 10, 2018 - 12:00am
We are often jolted by news stating P3.5 billion is lost daily due to traffic congestion in Metro Manila.
A torn curtain
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - March 27, 2018 - 12:00am
In the usual observance of Lent, we usually don't remember this tiny detail -the temple curtain being torn.
Land use and transport
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - March 13, 2018 - 12:00am
An interesting proposition last week prompted me to revisit two articles in 2011: "Build schools near where we live."
The Hailing Apps: Fake news or not?
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - February 13, 2018 - 12:00am
Nothing has revolutionized urban transportation nowadays as much as the so-called hailing apps -Uber, Lyft, Grab, Hailo, or Easy Taxi, among others.
Habal-habal Part 4 - Breaking the impasse
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - January 30, 2018 - 12:00am
At the end of the day, the singular determinant on the habal-habal issue is legal in nature, and government is left with no recourse but to address it squarely.
Habal-habal Part 3 - The issue of safety
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - January 16, 2018 - 12:00am
A lot of objections on the formal legalization of habal-habal dwell on the issue of safety. I say "formal legalization" because that is what is needed for it to become an officially accepted denomination of public...
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