STREETLIFE
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 C. Villarete - November 19, 2019 - 12:00am
First, it’s the issue on whether parking laws (and fees) may constitute selective class legislation (Part 1).
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....
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.
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