Philippines - Pasig
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Urban Pathways has been working with the City of Pasig, a highly urbanized city in Metro Manila, Philippines since 2019. Together with local partners in the city, project concepts on sustainable mobility (mainly e-mobility and charging infrastructure) has been developed. The uptake of e-mobility in the country (and the city) has been slow, considering the fact that there have been several initiatives in the last decade to promote the adoption of e-mobility. Systems-based innovations that bring together new technological concepts with business models centered around local empowerment are much needed in the city. The project also aims to strengthen local capacities in relation to the different aspects of e-mobility. Moreover, Urban Pathways plans to continue supporting Pasig on public EV charging infrastructure.
Outlook: Planned and/or Possible Future Action
EV charging as a public space and commercial area component
One of the key components for the mainstreaming of e-mobility in Pasig is the identification of appropriate location
and installation of EV charging facilities. These locations are selected based on a set of various criteria including roads hierarchy, the intensity of traffic flow, residential densities and availability of space. On one hand the charging location can emerge in attractive locations and can stimulate development of a specific area through attracting different trans- port operators or stimulating trading activities. On the other hand, the required space and increased movement result- ing from installation of EV facilities may not be incentivized in specific residential zones. In order to off-set the negative aspects of the construction and capitalize on its potentials the project includes a demonstration intervention, in which EV charging facilities will be developed. It will be realized as a component of visually attractive and multifunctional public/ commercial space including urban greenery, small architecture and landscaping measures. Based on the pre-selected list of locations identified by City of Pasig in collaboration with the Technical University of Berlin a specific location with high commercial and design potential will be selected for the intervention. Except of immediate spatial intervention the project will also define long-term vision for the development of the surrounding space and liaise with private sector investors to secure space and leverage potential co-funding opportunities.
Budget: 35,000 EUR
Pasig e-cargo services
The demonstration action in Pasig (Metro Manila) will focus on expanding the pilot of electric 2/3w operating exclusively within the territorial jurisdiction of Pasig City and setting up of charging stations. It includes testing of 50 e-cargo bikes for urban delivery transport services. On vehicle and charging technology, the demonstration project will develop a project concept focusing on E-cargo bikes (e-2/3 wheelers) for delivery of letters and parcels in partnership with Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) and support for the set-up of public AC level charging stations (240V, up to 19.2 kW). The pilot project will also develop suitable business models and operations, such as financing scheme for e-2/3 wheelers in coordination with government financial institutions. Technical assistance for Pasig City on developing necessary local ordinances related to the implementation of the project will also be provided. Other activities include capacity-building and training for various stakeholders involved in e-freight services in the city, and the development of smart services (apps) and GPS and controlling center (Mobility as a Service (MaaS) App). The demonstration activities in Pasig will develop and undertake dissemination activities to share success and limiting factors based on Philippine context, with stakeholder involvement and participatory processes.