[Right of Way] The future of cities: How do you solve a problem like Manila?
MANILA, Philippines – Metro Manila is choking with overdevelopment.
Built on an isthmus, or a narrow strip of land surrounded by Manila Bay and Laguna Lake, the Philippines' National Capital Region has very little wiggle room. If you're on an airplane and look down below, you'll notice that there's hardly any greenery in the vast concrete sprawl.
With little to no breathing space, is there still hope for Metro Manila?
Road safety advocate Vince Lazatin talks to Dani Guillen, a transport planner and inclusive mobility advocate, and Patrick Jalasco, an urban planner, to discuss solutions for the metro. – Rappler.com
In the Philippines, an average of more than 600 children died from road crash incidents from 2006 to 2015. Seat belts can save lives but infants and children need a more specific type of car seats for them in case of a road mishap.
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