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Nigel Paul Villarete
Nigel Paul Villarete
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Teaching people about biking
by Nigel Paul Villarete - October 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Two Facebook posts caught my attention yesterday.
The non-Christmas songs
by Nigel Paul Villarete - October 13, 2020 - 12:00am
On our bi-monthly Zoom get-together, my high school classmates commented about how early the Christmas has come this year, despite the pandemic.
Strange things happening with DOTr
by Nigel Paul Villarete - October 6, 2020 - 12:00am
It started with the social distancing in transit.
Transit in the new normal (Part 2): Work hours
by Nigel Paul Villarete - September 30, 2020 - 12:00am
It’s very easy to be tempted to attempt and revise transit infrastructure and systems by simply taking the social distancing requirements and do the mathematical processes to compute for demand, peak and non-peak...
Transit in the new normal (Part 1)
by Nigel Paul Villarete - September 22, 2020 - 12:00am
As we enter the 9th month of the Covid-19 pandemic, reckoned from the time it became world news in January, we’re still nowhere being definite on what the future of Mobility will be after this global change....
Transit service contracting for laymen – Part 3: Challenges to overcome
by Nigel Paul Villarete - August 25, 2020 - 12:00am
We introduced the concept service contracting last week, in lieu of the traditional franchising and antiquated fare-collection business model we had for decades.
Transit service contracting for laymen (Part 2): Service contracting
by Nigel Paul Villarete - August 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Last week we laid out the existing “traditional system” of how transit services are provided by government.
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.
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