Non-Motorized Transport Forum and Mapping Workshop from iBoP Asia
CYCLISTS in Metro Manila seem to have a death wish. They brave the stupefying heat and dirty air; they risk being hit by reckless drivers; they put up with the lack of cycling facilities.
As a motorist, are you tired of being caught in the day-to-day traffic and continuous oil price hike?
Then why not try biking — an eco-friendly, cheap and efficient alternative mode of transportation.
In support of the Earth Day celebration last month (April 22, 2012), Ateneo School of Government (ASoG) hosted the NMT (Non-Motorized Transport) Forum and Mapping workshop on April 21, 2012 at the Ateneo ISO Conference Room.
Introducing the Unlitrike. The electric tricycle takes its name from the words “unlimited” and “tricycle.” While the Unlitrike runs, it recharges its battery, eliminating the need to plug into any power source.
Mapping with OpenStreetmaps: Desktop: Java OpenStreetMap Editor (JOSM) – A cross-platform editor for OpenStreetMap written in Java. Potlatch (flash/browser based) online editor – An online flash-based OpenStreetMap editing client. Walking Papers – Site provides printable maps of local areas designed to help OpenStreetMap contributors record further details in the field. Scans can then be uploaded read more
Over the past few months, the Ateneo School of Government has worked with several partner institutions to promote New Mobility — a new way of looking at the transport needs of Metro Manilans where we think of moving people instead of moving vehicles, of meeting the needs of all, instead of concentrating on the needs of those who have private vehicles, of meeting the special needs and circumstances of those who are poor, vulnerable, and disabled.
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The rapid and uncontrolled growth of Metro Manila has resulted in complex social, economic, and ecological problems. The car-centric pattern of development has brought about traffic congestion, urban sprawl, and pollution. These problems, combined with frequent oil price hikes, have led to the urgent need to mainstream low-carbon modes of transportation such as cycling.