Nigel Paul Villarete
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Transit service contracting for laymen (Part 1): The existing system
by Nigel Paul Villarete - August 11, 2020 - 12:00am
Our discussion in the previous topic of government subsidies for public transportation will easily segue into the concept of service contracting schemes for transit, since this would be the easiest way for subsidies...
Where’s the Cebu monorail?
by Nigel Paul Villarete - June 30, 2020 - 12:00am
We usually talk about things in hindsight when we could have talked about them with foresight.
Mobility in the new normal Part 6 – The government’s PUJ strategy
by Nigel Paul Villarete - June 23, 2020 - 12:00am
The easiest path to normalizing our society in the post pandemic era, is to install better mobility policies, strategies, and systems.
Mobility in the new normal
by Nigel Paul Villarete - June 16, 2020 - 12:00am
The natural result of social distancing on public transportation is the reduction of capacity, for the vehicles first, and for the system as a whole.
Mobility in the new normal (Part 3): The cost of social distancing
by Nigel Paul Villarete - June 2, 2020 - 12:00am
To achieve social distancing in public transportation, basically, we decrease vehicle capacity to around 12-25% (50% for jeepneys), depending on the seating (and standing, if any) configuration.
Mobility in the new normal Part 2 - Increasing public transport capacity
by Nigel Paul Villarete - May 26, 2020 - 12:00am
It is obvious, of course, that one aspect of the new normal is to reduce trip demand, which we will discuss later.
Mobility in the new normal (Part 1): Supply and demand
by Nigel Paul Villarete - May 19, 2020 - 12:00am
As some parts of the country come out of the lockdowns, getting used to the already common terms – from ECQ to MECQ to GCQ, one of the first sector that has everybody’s attention is that of transpor...
Of buses and bicycles
by Nigel Paul Villarete - May 5, 2020 - 12:00am
Every time he speaks, Enrique Peñalosa, the former mayor of Bogota, Colombia (1999-2002, 2016-2019), who jumpstarted the now biggest Bus Rapid System in the world, always has this story to tell: “Imagine...
Mobility in the Post-COVID-19 Age
by Nigel Paul Villarete - April 28, 2020 - 12:00am
Last week, there was a news report hinting on the probable resumption of partial operations of trains and buses in Metro Manila.
Cities after COVID-19
by Nigel Paul Villarete - April 14, 2020 - 12:00am
That it will be an entirely new world after this pandemic is a definite understatement.
Urban density and COVID-19
by Nigel Paul Villarete - March 31, 2020 - 12:00am
Saying that the COVID-19 pandemic is a disruption is a huge understatement. It decisively changed the way man and society lived in the past.
Urban density and congestion Part 3 – Congestion and unnecessary trips
by Nigel Paul Villarete - March 17, 2020 - 12:00am
I was almost tempted to exclaim – “Now there’s the solution to traffic congestion!” I was driving my wife to her workplace and it took less than half the time it normally takes before this...
Urban density and congestion
by Nigel Paul Villarete - February 25, 2020 - 12:00am
If there is one coherent idea which runs in our previous series on the nuances of urban density, it is the conclusion that density is not necessarily a bad thing when we speak of population.
Nuances of Urban Density
by Nigel Paul Villarete - February 11, 2020 - 12:00am
Anybody who has remotely read about or worked on the concept of land use or zoning will readily remember the traditional colors used in maps - yellows for residential uses, reds for retail and commercial, purple...
Nuances of urban density
by Nigel Paul Villarete - February 4, 2020 - 12:00am
In creating living spaces, contemporary thinking has always been to have as much free and open space as possible.
Nuances of urban density - Part 1
by Nigel Paul Villarete - January 14, 2020 - 12:00am
When I was 51, I visited the US for the first time. My first impression of the first few cities I visited was one of inefficiency – in terms of movement and time, brought about by the kind of landscape, or...
The fear of abolishing parking minimums
by Nigel Paul Villarete - January 7, 2020 - 12:00am
To this date, most countries in the world have parking minimums in their building codes and most cities will also have the same in their zoning ordinances.
The God of your fathers
by Nigel Paul Villarete - December 31, 2019 - 12:00am
This year will pass, ushering in the new year the next day.
The Christ of Christmas
by Nigel Paul Villarete - December 24, 2019 - 12:00am
In anybody’s birthday celebration, what we always imagine is a joyous occasion, usually a party with lots of food, drink, and merrymaking, among family and friends.
Parking minimums
by Nigel Paul Villarete - December 3, 2019 - 12:00am
It is not yet widely known, especially in Philippine cities, and I doubt if there is already a city in the country which is seriously reviewing the concept of Parking Minimums.
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