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‘Shibuya Scramble’ crossing disturbed by speeding van; angry pedestrian fights back

Tokyo’s “Shibuya Scramble” intersection has gained international fame for the sheer number of people crossing it every day. However, the people’s daily crossing routine were disturbed one evening when a black vehicle sped through the streets while pedestrians were walking. According to Nitele News 24 via SoraNews24, after the van ran through the crowd of […]

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Gil Puyat overpass now open for Makati pedestrians, seen to reduce traffic

  The Makati City government and the Makati Commercial Estate Association (MaCEA) on Friday inaugurated the Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue overpass, the first of two footbridges under the city’s tri-level pedestrianization program. The newly built footbridge, which measures 38 meters from the RCBC Plaza building to The Columns Ayala Avenue, is furnished with glass railings, […]

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Car mows down Times Square pedestrians for blocks, killing 1

NEW YORK— A man steered his car onto a sidewalk running through the heart of Times Square and mowed down pedestrians for three blocks Thursday, killing a teenager, then emerged from his wrecked vehicle wild-eyed and waving his arms before he was subdued by police and bystanders. The driver, a 26-year-old U.S. Navy veteran, told […]

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Makati goes hard vs drivers blocking pedestrian lanes

A total of 454 motorists have been apprehended in Makati City in less than a month for blocking pedestrian lanes. Following Mayor Abby Binay’s orders, traffic personnel began strictly implementing regulations on zebra lanes amid mounting complaints against rude motorists. Based on reports submitted by the city’s Public Safety Department (PSD), the highest number of […]

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‘Makatizens’ urged to keep streets clear of obstructions

Makati Mayor Abby Binay has called on barangay officials to cooperate with the Department of Environmental Services (DES) in keeping the city’s sidewalks free  of obstructions as she reported that 271 streets were cleared in her first six months in office. “Makatizens have the right to have ‘walkable streets’ that are functional and most importantly, […]

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Air-conditioned bridge to directly connect passengers from NAIA to casino hotspot

A new bridge linking one of Manila’s busiest airport terminals to a massive casino and hotel complex across the street is expected to spell big benefits for airport passengers when it opens in the first half of 2017. That was the main message highlighted in Monday’s event seeking to give an update on the bridge […]

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Makati CBD’s extended elevated walkway to lessen dependence on cars

Now, pedestrians at Makati’s central business district will enjoy a longer elevated walkway. On Monday, Makati Mayor Abigail Binay and officials of the Makati Commercial Estate Association (MaCEA) inaugurated an extended De La Rosa Elevated Walkway that provides pedestrians and commuters a safer way to their destination. MaCEA’s latest project extended the walkway by 305 […]

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Raps filed vs SUV driver in Pasig hit-and-run

Three families on Wednesday sued the driver of the sport utility vehicle that figured in a deadly hit-and-run incident in Pasig City on Sunday morning. A complaint for reckless imprudence resulting in homicide and serious physical injuries was filed against Baldwin Cham Velasco of New Manila, Quezon City, whose Subaru Forrester plowed into a group […]

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SUV driver who killed call center agent named

The Pasig police have identified the driver of the sports utility vehicle (SUV) that hit and killed a 23-year-old call center agent and injured his three co-workers in Pasig City, early Sunday. PO3 Edwin Cruz identified the driver as Baldwin Cham Velasco, about 30-33 years old and reportedly in the security agency business. Velasco is now […]

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‘Killer highway’ turned into bike zone

COMMONWEALTH Avenue in Quezon City was turned into a bike and pedestrian-friendly zone on Sunday as part of an ongoing road-sharing exercise but not everyone was in favor of it. Asian Paralympic Games cycling medalist Godfrey Taberna, said he may be 100 percent behind the bike lane movement in Metro Manila but was opposed to […]

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Dec 13, 2017

While the 45th Tokyo Motor Show is long over, many of us who visited still feel nostalgic and excited