October 8, 2010

Don't ask

Not only is there no consistency to the design of Metro Manila's footbridges or overpasses, some of their locations aren't very well thought out either. But the one at Philcoa, the same one with the cute anime graffiti, has got to be the worst. It's the only one, so far, that I've seen that ends in the middle of the street. There used to be an island there so pedestrians were protected from vehicles when they got down the steps. Whose great idea to remove it, I have no idea, but he or she obviously doesn't use public transportation.

footbridge that ends in the middle of a street
footbridge that ends in the middle of a street

13 comments:

EG Wow said...

I'd laugh because it's sort of funny except I'm fearful that someone is going to be hurt or killed there.

brattcat said...

Yikes.

ρομπερτ said...

oh ! how impressive a sight. A further proof that doing work inside an office many times has no relation to the outside.
Maybe the right people will read this entry of yours and things might change.
Please have a good Friday.

daily athens

Al said...

That is extraordinary, I can't imagine what the designer was thinking.

bfarr said...

I suppose it was designed/built when there was less traffic.

George said...

I agree that the design of this footbridge doesn't make sense. I only hope no one gets killed getting on or off of it.

Joel said...

Hilda, the ones at Ever Gotesco Commonwealth are like that too. Looks like the work of the same "designer."

Cezar and Léia said...

It's different indeed!
Anyway I think those passages are important for people be safe, mainly in big cities.
Hugs
Léia

Frank said...

That is just not believable that it actually ends in the middle of the street. I have never seen of anything like that. Aren't people hit and injured by the traffic??

☺lani☺ said...

What can I say? Missing Manila :) Happy Weekend!

James said...

EG Wow took the words right out of my mouth. I wonder what they were thinking or perhaps if is a better word. :)

Francisca said...

Urban planners in Manila... hhrmmph!...wonder where they are educated?

AB said...

I am always amazed at the wonderful chaos of the signs in these street scenes.