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On child safety in motor vehicles

There are still a lot of challenges toward the full implementation of the Child Safety in Motor Vehicles Act – economic would be the highest. Nevertheless, other laws on road safety exist and each of us can contribute by following them. The good part is that some do not even require us to shell out some cash to comply. What then is the best reason not to follow?

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We just lost billions and it’s not from COVID-19 or PhilHealth

Road crash is undeniably the least popular issue that has severe economic impacts even before the pandemic wiped out economies, big or small. According to the World Health Organization, about 1.3 million die per year due to road crash and between 20 to 50 million are injured.

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Transport

With COVID-19, do jeepneys need to max out capacity?

Public transport is really an important component for a prosperous city. The COVID-19 pandemic has tested our already obsolete boundary system of public utility jeepneys which only foster to some extent unfair competition revealed by the shortage of demand at present. It is indeed a good idea to expedite the jeepney modernization program which would also standardize the wages of drivers and shift it from a demand-driven venture to a service- and quality-driven public transport system.

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Some public spaces are boring for a reason

Over the past 10 years, highway safety standards were formulated including the most recent bridge aesthetics guidelines which are benefiting Jones Bridge in Manila as well as the famous San Juanico Bridge that nears the completion of its aesthetic lighting fix.

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Transport

Why Western Visayas could host smart cities

If you’ve been to Singapore or Dubai, you’re probably much aware of the technology that is applied in their transport system. Did you know that the government has invested for the development of a smart transport system for Region VI? This could potentially be the key for some cities in the Region to become smart cities in the coming years.

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Transport

To Make Iloilo City’s Bike Lanes Successful

Our city is not as rich as equated to its plans of becoming the Most Bike-Friendly City in the Philippines. We must admit that. Despite of how much we desire to have protected bike lanes such as those in Sydney or having bicycles as part of our daily lives like the people of Japan, we simply cannot afford to have the same facilities that they have.

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How safe are painted bike lanes?

Iloilo City has the best bike facilities in the Philippines. Period. It has long stretches of protected bike lanes designed by no other than award-winning landscape architect Paolo Alcazaren. Adding to this feat, Iloilo is undoubtedly the Philippine’s most bike-friendly city. But being the best, there is still a lot of room for improvement and […]