ACOSTA, NERIC O.
UN SDG: 11.Safe Cities and Communities
Submitted By: Louis Banzon
Accomplishment Date: 2015-06-28 00:00:00
Accomplishment Title: Ground testing of Bayanihan sa Daan / Share the Road Movement
The road-sharing project aims to decrease the notorious traffic congestion and pollution along EDSA by decreasing the number of cars on the roads. It aims to “reclaim the roads for the car-less citizens” calls for shared roads by allotting half of EDSA for non-motorized transport, and the other half for an organized transport system. It also envisions to change the typical mindset that Edsa is only for motorized vehicles.
Sec. Neric Acosta joins Atty. Antonio Oposa, the pioneer of the Share the Road" movement, and National Anti-Poverty Commission member Quin Cruz; bus operators; bikers from the Pasig City government; and other cyclist groups last June 28, 2015, Sunday for the ground testing event.
Sec. Acosta describes Bayanihan sa Daan movement that discipline and strict observance of the law could help alleviate the problem of public transport.
“Let us reclaim what is rightfully the people’s – which is safer, more roads to be shared for all.”