To provide more avenue for discussion on public transport as a growing public concern amid COVID-19 restrictions, Episode 4 of the Stories for a Better Normal series is also on sustainable urban mobility—this time bringing together urban development and planning experts, advocates, and government officials to discuss how biking and other greener modes of transportation can be implemented in cities and provinces.

Listen to Dutch Ambassador Saskia De Lang; Benjamin De la Peña, Advisory Council Member of the Roddenberry Foundation and a global expert on urban development, transportation, and planning; Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) Executive Director and bike advocate Red Constantino; ICSC Urban Transitions Analyst Celine Tabinga; The Climate Reality Project (TCRP) Philippines Branch Manager Nazrin Castro; and Climate Reality Leader Len Jamandores share expert views on the benefits of cycling and the needed infrastructure and policy to support its wider use as a mode of transport for Metro Manila and other urban centers.

From the government, Undersecretary Frisco San Juan, Jr. of the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), Assistant Secretary Sheilah Napalang of the Department of Transportation (DOTr), and Director Anna Mae Lamentillo, Chair of the ‘Build Build Build’ Program of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) join the discussion (aired on June 11).

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