Long-term plans needed to protect Metro Manila’s most vulnerable from rising seas

2021-09-28T16:22:05+08:0027 Sep 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Text by Jhesset Enano, photos by AC Dimatatac | September 27, 2021 | Published by Inquirer.net | READ THE STORY HERE (Last of two parts) Ariel Cortes has lived most of his life surrounded by water. As a young boy in the 1970s, he worked as a fishpond caretaker until he was old enough to [...]

Urban poor struggle to adapt as rising seas threaten to remap Metro Manila

2021-09-28T15:58:43+08:0026 Sep 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Text by Jhesset Enano, photos by AC Dimatatac | September 26, 2021 | Published by Inquirer.net | READ STORY HERE (First of two parts) Odd-sized wooden stilts strain to keep Jocel Madrano’s house just over a meter above the gray polluted waters of Manila Bay. The shack, a patchwork of dilapidated plywood and partly anchored [...]

Ever wonder just how popular cycling has become?

2021-09-01T19:16:01+08:0028 Aug 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

by Hans Bosshard | August 28, 2021 | Published by Visor | READ THE STORY HERE Metro Manila Counts monitored the bicycle users in 4 cities It’s no surprise at this point that cycling has taken our cities by storm, but how many people have actually been cycling? Well, we don’t actually know. Until now, that is. The Institute [...]

Pandemic shows why Metro Manila needs more, better bike lanes

2021-09-01T18:58:35+08:0028 Aug 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

by Mariejo Ramos | August 28, 2021 | Published by Inquirer.net | READ THE STORY HERE With around half a million people now biking to work in Metro Manila due to the coronavirus pandemic, the government should put up better road infrastructure that moves people and not cars, according to a group advocating environment-friendly modes [...]

In Just Four Hours, This Group Recorded 38,932 Cyclists In The Metro

2021-09-01T18:49:45+08:0027 Aug 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

August 27, 2021 | Published by firstbikeride | READ THE STORY HERE A total of 38,932 cyclists were recorded in a bike count conducted by Metro Manila Counts (MMC) Project last June 8. They tallied the bikers in four cities of the metropolis — Pasig, San Juan, Marikina and Quezon City — during the peak hours 6 [...]

Metro Manila Counts! Volunteer Count Training Workshop to be held on May 22

2021-05-19T17:20:51+08:0019 May 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

With the International Bike Day coming, we hope to count cyclists to complete the picture of the majority that use the roads and bike lanes in Metro Manila. The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities, MNL Moves, The Climate Reality Project Philippines, 350.org Pilipinas, and Pinay Bike Commuter is calling for volunteers for the upcoming [...]

ICSC lauds Metro Manila Bike Lane Network collab of DoTr, DPWH and MMDA

2021-02-24T15:45:10+08:0024 Feb 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

QUEZON CITY, 24 February 2021 — Yesterday, Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chair Benhur Abalos convened a dialogue with representatives from the Department of Transport (DoTr), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), and the civil society network Move As One Coalition. Abalos clarified MMDA’s stance that it will not stand in the way of building [...]

Mobility Awards launched on World Car Free Day

2020-09-22T14:07:31+08:0022 Sep 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

MANILA, 22 September 2020 – The first ever Mobility Awards was launched today, in celebration of World Car Free Day and to recognize the most bike-friendly cities, workplaces, and commercial establishments in Metro Manila. The awards aim to spur concerted action among  government, commuters, and the private sector to make a bikeable Metro Manila, according [...]

MMDA Counts

2020-09-15T17:11:37+08:0007 Sep 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

A joint statement by MNL Moves and the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities Today we mark with the rest of the world the very first International Day of Clean Air for blue skies, a declaration by the UN General Assembly that underscores the importance of clean air to everyday lives and human health. We [...]

“Liberate the 88%!”: Rep. Legarda echoes experts’ calls to prioritize Metro Manila majority of non-car owners

2020-06-11T16:52:04+08:0011 Jun 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

QUEZON CITY, June 11, 2020 – On the eve of Independence Day, Antique Representative and Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda headed a multisectoral call for government to move people, not cars, as the mobility talks she co-organized with the Climate Change Commission [1] revolved around research that 88% of households in Metro Manila and the rest [...]