World Car-Free Day: A Glance At Greener, Safer Roads For People

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MANILA, Philippines—Have you ever imagined how cities would look, feel and sound like without cars?


The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) had said that before the COVID-19 crisis hit, there was an average of 405,000 vehicles traversing the roads of Metro Manila every day.


Back in 2020, when lockdowns were imposed by the government to reduce the spread of the SARS-CoV2 virus, Filipinos saw road congestion easing and air quality improving.

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However, the MMDA stressed that the volume of vehicles in the metropolis is soon expected to breach the 2019 level, saying that …

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