'We really must consider the alternative transport channel, as it…will give citizens from all walks of life an avenue for safe and easy mobility,' says Senator Zubiri
"We need to create walkable, bike-able cities," said Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri on Tuesday, August 20, as he underscored the need for elevated walkways and bike lanes along the heavily congested EDSA. "An elevated walkway and bike lane along EDSA would open up a new people-centric avenue to connect Metro Manila’s major business districts," Zubiri said in a privilege speech. Elevated walkways and bikes lanes are among the easy interventions that the government can do to improve mobility along EDSA, some experts say. A quick look at EDSA sidewalks would show how "unfriendly" they are to pedestrians and PWDs – narrow and crowded with street vendors, parked vehicles, electrical posts, and occasional plant boxes.