Well-Designed "Pedestrian Corridors" Are Making QC More Walkable

Street corners have small pocket gardens, too!

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Scout Tobias Street's "pedestrian corridor" 
PHOTO BY Facebook/Quezon City Government

(SPOT.ph) Pedestrian safety, unfortunately, is not one of Metro Manila's strong suits. Who doesn't know about the very narrow sidewalks along EDSA, the footbridge at GMA-Kamuning that's too high, or the lack of lighting along walkways? Quezon City is looking to change that by opening a 5.39-kilometer "pedestrian corridor" that they call Green Open Reclaimed Access or GORA Lane (a play on "tara" or "let's go").

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Mother Ignacia Avenue
PHOTO BY Facebook/Quezon City Government
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Beautified sidewalks with landscaping can be found along Mother Ignacia Avenue, Scout Tobias Street, Hemady Street, Scout Lozano Street, Scout Magbanua Street, Dr. Lazcano Street, Scout De Guia Street, Scout Limbaga Street, and other nearby areas. It connects Aurora Boulevard, Quezon Avenue, and EDSA, as well as LRT-Gilmore Station, MRT-GMA Kamuning Station, and MRT-Quezon Avenue Station—all major transportation hubs that should be accessible to walking residents. Aside from plant boxes and lampposts along the said sidewalks, you can also find small pockets of greenery with benches on street corners and life-sized sculptures depicting taho vendors, a mother and daughter, or an elderly couple.

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Scout Lozano Street
PHOTO BY Facebook/Quezon City Government
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Scout Tobias Street
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GORA Lane was funded by the Department of Budget and Management's Green Green Green program, which started in 2018. This "unique assistance program that aims to make cities more livable and sustainable through the development of public open spaces" is in compliance with the United Nations' push for a better urban future.

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