STREETLIFE
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....
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.
The Streetlight Effect
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - September 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Two weeks ago, we introduced a concept called “The Streetlight Effect.”
This thing against bicycles
by Nigel Paul Villarete - September 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Promoting the use of bicycles for transportation is a continuing struggle.
The Streetlight Effect
by Nigel Paul C. Villarete - September 3, 2019 - 12:00am
“A policeman sees a drunk man searching for something under a streetlight and asks what the drunk has lost.
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...
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.”
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...
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