Our project aims to tackle the problems faced by pedestrians that prompt them to utilize private vehicles as means of transportation to avoid the hassle brought about by walking and commuting in public within the Quezon City segment of C5.
The C5 Pedestrian Orientated Project tackles the issues that contribute to the compromised quality of the existing pedestrian infrastructures. By determining these factors, we were able to come up with designs and solutions to meet the needs of the pedestrians. These solutions include providing more pedestrian overpasses that are PWD and Elderly User friendly, waiting sheds that will lessen loitering and vandalism, and utilizing innovating crossroads that protect both crossers and drivers from accidents.
Overview of the issue and the approach: Traffic has been an inevitable issue here in the Philippines that it has overlooked the problems of the walkability. By overlooking it, it has become a norm for most members of the community to make use of cars, thus, heightening the priority for traffic solutions. This unfortunately compromises the quality of pedestrian infrastructures, which can prompt pedestrians to risk their lives and commit jaywalking. Our approach to the problems is to focus on one's understanding on the pedestrian decision process and determine the surrounding attributes that will be depended on by pedestrians to meet their needs to encourage walking.
The essence of the solution: The essence of our solution is to give a sense of place that will give pedestrians an environment and atmosphere where they are most comfortable to be in public, and enhance the user experience.
The stakeholders in the project: The stakeholders in our project are the commuters and pedestrians that travel to, from, and within Quezon City with considerations to age groups, daily activities, and activities done within the surrounding site/s.