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EDSA Greenways Project
« on: May 30, 2021, 03:50:16 AM »
NEDA BOARD APPROVES MRT 4, EDSA GREENWAYS, AND 6 OTHER PROJECTS
January 29, 2020

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The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board confirmed the Investment Coordination Committee (ICC) approvals of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) 4, EDSA Greenways Project, and six other new projects worth PhP547.6 billion.

“These projects are the building blocks of our people’s dreams and aspirations. As such, we intend to roll out as many as we can to ease congestion and spread growth throughout the country,” Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia said.

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The EDSA Greenway Project involves the enhancement of pedestrian facilities around key rail stations along EDSA, particularly Balintawak, Guadalupe, Cubao, and Taft for the first phase of the project. It will provide safe, secure, efficient, and environment-friendly mobility in public spaces available 24/7.

Pernia said the EDSA Greenway project is in line with the National Transport Policy that gives priority to transportation projects that will provide pedestrians and bikers safe and direct access to priority destinations such as housing, education, health, and business centers as well as transport modes.

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The project aims to improve the pedestrian environment in four areas (the Balintawak, Cubao, Guadalupe, and Taft mass transit stations) along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA), a major artery in Metro Manila. Existing pedestrian facilities on EDSA are poorly designed, uncomfortable, and unsafe. The project will build or improve a total of 5 kilometers of covered elevated walkways around the four stations. Elevators will be attached to the elevated walkways to address the needs of the elderly, women, persons with disabilities, and people traveling with small children. The elevated walkways will be connected to mass transit stations to help promote the use of public transport. The Department of Transportation promotes walking as zero emission transport and develops flagship walkway projects as Greenways projects

Links:
ADB project page
Project data sheet



Speaking from experience, elevated pedestrian walkways can be extremely helpful in providing routes for foot traffic to bypass street-level automotive traffic and improve connectivity in city centers. The Dela Rosa elevated walkway in Makati City has made for a significantly easier trip from one end of Ayala Avenue to the other than having to go through the sidewalk and underground walkways. Limketkai Center in Cagayan de Oro also has extensive elevated walkways connecting various buildings and establishments.