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The Mobility Awards was driven by a simple goal: the prioritization of the needs of 88% of Filipino households in Metro Manila that do not own private cars (JICA-MUCEP, 2015). According to Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), over 80% of road spaces are dedicated for the use of private cars despite only 12% of Filipino households being car owners. This is not only happening in Metro Manila, but everywhere else in the Philippines where the conditions for cyclists and pedestrians remain challenging.

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Mobility Awards Statement on MMDA’s proposal to remove EDSA bike lanes

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The removal of bicycle lanes along EDSA is a recipe for gridlock, not progress. It is a step backward in terms of promoting sustainable transportation and a fair allocation of road space in the country. In a radio interview last April 23, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Romando Artes said that they are considering a proposal to completely remove bicycles from EDSA to replace it with an exclusive motorcycle lane along the highway. Removing bike lanes not only disregards the needs and safety of cyclists, but also negates the…

Mobility Awards Statement on MMDA Ban of E-vehicles

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Last February 19, 2024, the Metro Manila Development Authority issued MMDA Regulation No. 24-022 series of 2024, prohibiting the traversing of e-vehicles, such as e-bikes and e-trikes, as well as tricycles, pedicabs, pushcarts, and kuliglig’s on national roads, circumferential, and radial roads in Metro Manila. The Convenors of Mobility Awards joins the community of inclusive mobility and transport advocates in raising concern over this regulation and urges the LGU members of the MMDA to reconsider the implications of this ban to e-mobility users – majority of which belong to the…

Quezon City, Iloilo, and Baguio recognized as the Philippines’ most bicycle-friendly cities of 2023

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QUEZON CITY, November 24, 2023 – The cities of Quezon City, Iloilo, and Baguio were hailed as this year’s most bicycle-friendly cities in the Philippines, according to the Mobility Awards, as it concludes its third run. “Being the most bicycle-friendly city in the Philippines is a testament to our commitment to promote and encourage cycling as a sustainable mode of transportation,” said General Elmo San Diego, head of the Quezon City Department of Public Order and Safety, on behalf of Mayor Joy Belmonte upon receiving the Gold rating today during…

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