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Demanding Urban Road Space as a Human Right in the Philippines

On 17 June 2014, an event featuring an unique theme was hosted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Head quarters in Manila. Antonio Oposa, Jr., an attorney and a leading voice of Non Motorized Transport (NMT) users was present to highlight the principles espoused by the Road Sharing Movement, a citizen-led petition demanding for shared… Read More ›

Toronto to pilot ‘open streets’

http://www.thestar.com/news/city_hall/2014/04/16/open_streets_pedestrian_sunday_on_bloor_off_to_a_plodding_start.html Toronto is looking at closing Bloor St. to cars for one Sunday morning this summer in a pilot project patterned after Open Streets events held in New York, Mexico City and other cities. The idea is to boldly transform the street into a linear park and let pedestrians, joggers and cyclists take over for… Read More ›

Supreme Court orders setting up of road safety panel

http://www.bangaloremirror.com/columns/views/SC-sees-the-pedestrian-truth/articleshow/34212091.cms   It is a boring bit of road statistics, but the truth is that India’s most vulnerable minority on the streets is really the pedestrian. Justice AR Lakshmanan, former Chairman of the Law Commission, cited a survey by the Central Road Research Institute which suggested that nine of 10 pedestrians felt unsafe while crossing… Read More ›

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