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Center Research | Graduate/Undergraduate Research | Papers Published and Presentations

CENTER RESEARCH

On-Going

.: Sustainable Transport in East Asian Megacities (STREAM)

Urban transport systems in East Asian megacities are under severe pressure in the face of rapid urbanization and motorization. Addressing this challenge demands some innovative policy strategies and measures. The STREAM research project has been initiated by the Institute for Transport Policy Studies (ITPS) of Japan involving an international collaborative team of researchers in East Asia. The objectives of the research are to examine the special characteristics of East Asian megacities and then to explore urban transport policy strategies and implementation measures suitable for them. The Center (through Dr. Tiglao) has been developing the Metro Manila case study with researchers and policy experts in Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand and China since the its launch as an EASTS International Research Group (IRG) during the EASTS Conference in Bangkok, Thailand in September 2005.

.: A Study on Residential Trip Generation in the Philippines

The research seeks to assess the current trip generation rates used for transportation engineering and planning analysis in the Philippines. This study will focus on the trip generation characteristics of residential subdivisions and high-rise condominiums. Another output will be policy recommendations for the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB). Site selection including criteria and coordination was discussed with the HLURB. Joint endorsement (HLURB and UP) will be made for the conduct of surveys. Surveys in Metro Manila are scheduled on February-April 2007. Possible expanded project through HLURB is under discussion. The research is funded by the Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Development of the University of the Philippines Diliman under the UPD-OVCRD Outright Research Grant. The research started in October 2006.

.: Development of Standards for Customized Local Road Vehicles

Customized local road vehicles (CLRV) are motor vehicles manufactured, assembled or rebuilt using new or remanufactured parts or a combination of both, driven or used upon highways for the purpose of transporting people and/or goods. Due to the lack of efficient transportation system, the commuter market is left without a choice to accept the available transport mode regardless of the level of service. In developing countries, the indigenous design format of the CLRVs has become an attraction for both local and foreign tourists. It has become a necessary part of the local lifestyle that are preserved and enhanced over the years. CLRVs include the locally assembled vehicles such as the jeepneys, AUVs, tricycles, Filcabs etc. The Center started developing standards for CLRVs in 2002-2004 through its research project entitled “Standards Development for Local Motorcycle/Tricycle Sector” where it developed vehicle standards for the local tricycle which was funded by the Philippine Council for Industry and Energy Research and Development (DOST-PCIERD). The Center has continued to conduct research with jeepneys when it started baseline data collection in June 2006 in cooperation with the DTI-BPS and the TC 44/ SC 28 – Customized Road Vehicles.

Completed

.: Transportation and Traffic Management Plan for the University of the Philippines Diliman Campus

This study is being conducted by the Center, as a means of addressing the transportation and traffic needs of the University. It is also intended as a means to assess various proposals from UP Diliman stakeholders including those pertaining to issues of campus safety and security. The recommendations of the study eye UP Diliman as a model campus providing better transportation service (including the use of non-motorized mode of transport); a campus conscious of traffic safety issues, and a campus exemplary in implementing efficient traffic management. A new image, possibly similar to that of Subic, is expected to emerge as the University celebrates its centennial in 2008. The main objective is to prepare a comprehensive Transportation and Traffic Management Master Plan for the U.P. Diliman Campus. Specific objectives are to: a) assess the existing traffic condition in the campus through compilation of primary and secondary data; b) design an efficient traffic circulation plan to ensure smooth, safe, and environment-friendly vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian flows; c) identify traffic management measures and alternatives appropriate for the campus to alleviate congestion; d) develop a transportation infrastructure plan for the short, medium and long-term periods; and e) recommend policy directions to sustain programs for the short, medium, and long-term plans. The study is supported by Toyota Motors Corporation Philippines (TMPC) and Automobile Association of the Philippines (AAP).