STREETLIFE
What are streets for?
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - July 16, 2019 - 12:00am
In 2013, I wrote in one of our January articles about “Cities of the World – roads or streets,” the main theme of which is that in 99% of the world’s history, streets were built for people....
Inclusive mobility, not traffic
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - July 2, 2019 - 12:00am
If there is something common among the issues the newly-elected or re-elected leaders in our cities want to address in their first 100 days, two of these would be traffic and flooding.
Bike to work
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - June 25, 2019 - 12:00am
When we start talking about biking (or cycling as it is called in the west), it often invokes stereotype images of certain classes of people, with their trendy bicycles, wearing distinctly sporty attires and a host...
The invisible bicycle rider
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - June 18, 2019 - 12:00am
When talk deviates towards the use of bicycles for transportation, most of my friends generally start off with a litany of reasons why people wouldn’t bike.
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 C. Villarete - April 23, 2019 - 12:00am
In Part 1, we talked about speed versus distance --the faster the vehicle, the farther away two succeeding stops are from each other, and the longer you may walk to get a ride.
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.
Nuances of Public Transport Services
by Ruben Almendras - April 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Let’s start from the beginning - the key to better (effective, efficient, reliable, sustainable, inclusive, etc.) mobility is to treat it as a service rather than infrastructure.
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...
Anatomy of a work-trip (Part 3)
by Nigel Paul Villarete - March 26, 2019 - 12:00am
How do we make a conventional or traditional public mass transport better? In Parts 1 and 2 of this topic, we looked at the reality of an ordinary Cebuano’s daily trip(s) from home to work.
Anatomy of a work-trip
by Nigel Paul Villarete - March 12, 2019 - 12:00am
Last week, we ran through a morning trip of an ordinary Cebuano who doesn’t own a car.
Anatomy of a work-trip
by Nigel Paul Villarete - March 5, 2019 - 12:00am
In the previous four articles on treating transportation as a service rather than infrastructure, we have emphasized on the importance of the experiential part of transportation itself, especially on each “traveler”...
Transportation – Infrastructure or Service?
by Nigel Paul Villarete - February 19, 2019 - 12:00am
Once the principles and policies of transportation planning are based on services rather than infrastructure, the metrics, targets, and measurements would necessarily change, too.
Transportation – Infrastructure or Service?
by Nigel Paul Villarete - February 12, 2019 - 12:00am
Last week, we said that the answer to this question may best be seen in a country’s (or a city’s) transport policy.
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.
A new beginning
by Nigel Paul Villarete - January 1, 2019 - 12:00am
Most of us know the story of Joseph, the eleventh son of Jacob (whom God later named as Israel), the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham. It was to Abraham that God promised that through his seed, all the nations of...
God became man
by Nigel Paul Villarete - December 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Micah and Isaiah prophesied about the birth of the Jesus, seven centuries before it happened. Joseph and Mary, Zechariah and Elizabeth, Simeon and Anna, the shepherds in the field were touched by his birth, and their...
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