Pedestrian and Transit Connectivity

 

Mobility for Everyone

 

To help mitigate urban congestion and connectivity issues, we enhance mobility in our developments and become examples for pedestrian and transit oriented planning within our estates and malls. By prioritizing pedestrians and public transit facilities in design and masterplanning, we ensure that there are pedestrian areas and transit stops in our estates and malls.

We continue to track and identify metrics in pedestrian-transit connectivity to monitor and improve our impact to our stakeholders. In BGC, ridership of the bus transit system increased to 44,000 per day in 2015 from 32,800 per day in 2014. To accommodate more passengers, it expanded its fleet from 37 buses in 2014 to 44 in 2015 with additional buses expected in 2016. The BGC bus operates 24 hours with a total of 800 trips per day. It is one of the first transit systems in the Philippines to use contactless cards. Waiting sheds, with information on bus schedules, are strategically located all over the estate for the convenience of commuters.

New estates such as Circuit Makati, Arca South, Alviera, Vermosa, Cloverleaf, and Altaraza also feature pedestrian-friendly streets and incorporate public transit connections in their masterplan.

Building in strategic locations, our office buildings continue to invest in pedestrian and transit related facilities to better their users. Integration into the transit network and pedestrian connectivity are carefully considered in the planning of our office developments. As a result, all of our existing office buildings are located near or connected to a transport terminal. For example, McKinley Exchange Corporate Center makes it convenient to use different modes of transportation due to its proximity to the Ayala-MRT station and EDSA bus stops. It is also the main terminal for buses going to BGC. In 2015, Ayala Land Offices also intensified the installation of bike racks to serve those who use their bicycles to go to work. We have bike racks in 21 buildings compared to six locations in 2014 with more bike parking, changing and shower rooms for bike commuters planned in the future. We look forward to improving more pedestrian and transit facilities as we continue to expand our office portfolio.

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