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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.
Parking minimums
by Nigel Paul Villarete - November 26, 2019 - 12:00am
Last week we started on “parking minimums,” demanded from all building owners or property developers before a “permit” is given for them to start.
That thing called “Parking”
by Nigel Paul Villarete - November 12, 2019 - 12:00am
In our last write-up, we zeroed in on private car use, and estimated that we typically use cars only about 5% of the time, that is, the time driving from home to work (and back in the evening) out of the whole 24...
That thing called “Parking”
by Nigel Paul Villarete - November 5, 2019 - 12:00am
Last week, we started our analysis on that thing called “parking,” commenting on whether it is good or proper policy to regulate off-street parking fees (or worse, making it free), suggesting it might...
That thing called “Parking”
by Nigel Paul Villarete - October 29, 2019 - 12:00am
There’s an interesting piece of news that cropped up over the weekend, about the Cebu City Council wanting to “monitor off-street pay parking.”
Longing for Christmas – Part 1
by Nigel Paul Villarete - October 22, 2019 - 12:00am
It’s that time of the year again. Some may say not yet, but that just depends on one’s perspective, doesn’t it?
Cutting trees
by Nigel Paul Villarete - October 15, 2019 - 12:00am
At the outset, allow me to state that I support the advocacy and intention of our friend Atty. Benjamin Cabrido when he asked the court to issue a Writ of Kalikasan, to stop the DPWH and the DENR from cutting trees....
Sidewalk vending
by Nigel Paul Villarete - October 8, 2019 - 12:00am
There’s no question that the president meant well when he issued his call to “reclaim all public roads” and rid them of illegal structures.
Roundabouts
by Nigel Paul Villarete - October 1, 2019 - 12:00am
If there’s anything I liked in last week’s news, it’s the one about roundabouts, in a theoretical and academic way.
This thing against bicycles
by Nigel Paul Villarete - September 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Promoting the use of bicycles for transportation is a continuing struggle.
Financial or economic?
by Nigel Paul Villarete - August 27, 2019 - 12:00am
When NEDA-ICC evaluates projects as part of its mandate, it does not delve into the nitty-gritty of the feasibility studies themselves, but uses the approved guidelines and procedures, and courses the review along...
The ICC Review and Evaluation Process
by Nigel Paul Villarete - August 20, 2019 - 12:00am
In our last article, we said that the NEDA Investment Coordinating Committee has very specific guidelines and procedures in project evaluation designed to ensure the country gets the best economic gain of our meager...
The Investment Coordinating Committee
by Nigel Paul Villarete - August 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Its full name is the Investment Coordinating Committee, but it is more often known as the NEDA-ICC (or simply, ICC).
Official Development Assistance
by Nigel Paul Villarete - July 30, 2019 - 12:00am
We often hear or read about the term “Official Development Assistance” or ODA. It ordinarily connotes “loans” or “grants” used for huge multi-billion projects.
Streets and user experience
by Nigel Paul Villarete - July 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Last week, we asked “What are streets for?” and immediately launched into the concept of “planning for people, not for cars.”
Nuances of Public Transport Services
by Nigel Paul Villarete - June 4, 2019 - 12:00am
We have so far made some generalizations: First, that all things being equal, people will prefer direct, single trip, home-to-work trips, over a series of inter-connected trips requiring transfers; and second, integrated...
The South Road Properties
by Nigel Paul Villarete - May 7, 2019 - 12:00am
In Part 1 of this article, we started with its beginnings – how the SRP was just a body of water offshore of Cebu City.
Nuances of Public Transport Services
by Nigel Paul Villarete - April 30, 2019 - 12:00am
In Part 3, we stated that public transport systems can have direct (single-trip) routes, or connected (multiple-trip) routes, requiring transfers.
Nuances of public transport services
by Nigel Paul Villarete - April 16, 2019 - 12:00am
In last week’s write-up, we talked about speed versus distance.
Anatomy of a work-trip (Part 4)
by Nigel Paul Villarete - April 2, 2019 - 12:00am
How do we make a conventional or traditional public mass transport better? In part 3 (last week), we said if there are any improvements to be done, it will have to be on two aspects --two issues, different solutions...
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