Traffic congestion? No problem.

by Daryl Dizon | STC AB Communication Intern

Would all of the horns blowing and sweat dropping caused by the heat of the busy roads of Cebu make you want to just fly in or scream the congested vehicles away to be at school or at the office in a flash?

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Six Things You Could Do While Stuck in Traffic

by Valentina “Aling” Jakosalem | AB Communication Intern

How often have you been stuck in a traffic jam? If you are a daily commuter, then you must be too familiar with the long lines of cars that would take up couple of minutes to move an inch and another couple of minutes to get you on your destination.

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The Importance Of Having A Child-friendly Street In Metro Cebu

by Valentina “Aling” Jakosalem | AB Communication Intern

When can we say that a street is child-friendly? Do the posters and tarpaulins, saying that this is a child-friendly street, posted on every corner of the street enough to convince you?

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3 future forms of transportation in Cebu

As Cebu City and its neighboring cities and towns continue to grow economically and develop technologically, different forms transportation are in the works to help address the traffic congestion in the metropolitan area.

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Mega Cebu Development Strategy 2050

Here is the composition of the Mega Cebu Development Strategy 2050:

Competitiveness

Education

  • Human Resource and “Cebu Hospitality”
  • Skills Training and Matching for Workforce
  • K-12 and Higher Education (Adaptive Curriculum, Classrooms, and Teachers)
  • English and Foreign Language (ESL, Call Center, OFW)
  • International Accreditation
  • Science and Technology

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The Importance of Clearing Sidewalks

Sidewalks play an important role in our lives. They enhances walkability, creates renewable energy, and keep public safe from road accidents. However, in Cebu, sidewalks aren’t sidewalks anymore as vendors cover them with their pushcarts and stalls.

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[POLL] Do you think the Cebu BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) will succeed?

This post in inspired by a news article by the Philippine News Agency and published in Panay News on March 2, 2015. Titled “Why Bus Rapid Transit System will succeed,” it points out several factors that show optimism on the upcoming transportation option that have been received with mixed emotions by many residents in Cebu, based on our engagement with our followers on Facebook and Twitter.

Cebu BRT

Image: Pixabay

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Road signs for a pedestrian-friendly road

by Elaine Jane Pañares | USJR Mass Comm intern

In an April 2014 news report by The Philippine Daily Inquirer, the Philippine National Police showed that there were nearly 3,000 road accidents nationwide from January to February last year, mostly involving buses and trucks.

Common reasons for these accidents are human errors, lack of road discipline (over speeding, drunk driving, use of cell phone while driving, bad overtaking, and bad turning), mechanical defects, and poor maintenance.

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What is a pedestrianized city?

by Elaine Jane Pañares | USJR Mass Comm Intern

If one speaks of a pedestrianized city, one would think that people could just walk anywhere towards their destinations. In a way, yes, but pedestrianization actually refers to the lessening of traffic problems and accidents in a city. The government can do this by encouraging people to walk or bike and regulating the number of private cars under its jurisdiction, while addressing air and noise pollution. Therefore, the simplest meaning of a pedestrianized city is one that removes vehicular traffic from city streets.

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The relationship between walking and population increase

(This is a reflective essay written by Elaine Jane Pañares, a USJR Mass Comm intern.)

Physical exercise is a common concern among people who are health conscious. But exercise, for the most part, can be done by many people by simply walking to the designated jeepney or bus stop, standing for a few minutes and waiting for the public vehicles to arrive. Or individuals can simply walk to their school or office if it is just a few blocks away from home. Exercise is a discipline and so is commuting.

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