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This Elevated Walkway In Ortigas Makes Pasig A More Walkable City

The walkway is one of a series of new pedestrian areas rising in Ortigas Center

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Photography: Paulo Alcazaren

The Ortigas CBD Elevated Plaza was recently inaugurated, and the walkway—which is one of a series of proposed pedestrian improvements in Ortigas Center—rises above the intersection of Julia Vargas and F. Ortigas Avenues (formerly Emerald Avenue) in Pasig City.


Some of the features of the elevated plaza include wide pedestrian areas, covered walkways, landscaping, and a fountain with a dome skylight that allows natural light below. The walkway was designed by architect Paulo Alcazaren and his design firm PGAA Creative Design-Urban Designers and Landscape Architects, and was built as a safe area for pedestrians to cross the congested intersection of Julia Vargas and F. Ortigas.

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Alcazaren, an active proponent of proper urban planning in the country, has a dream of making every city in Metro Manila into a walkable city, which will minimize street congestion, increase safety and convenience for commuters, and promote better health.

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According to this post, one of his projects is the Ortigas Walkway project of the ADB and the Department of Transportation, and the goal is to “provide adequate, secure, comfortable, person with disability-friendly, weather-protected pedestrian links from the EDSA MRT to Guadix/Poveda/Robinsons/Ortigas Ave. to the north and SM Megamall/ADB Avenue/Opal/F. Ortigas Jr./Onyx/Meralco Avenue to the east.”

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Part of the Walkway Project is the development of proposed park along Opal Street, complete with bike hubs and cafes. PGAA also designed the current Ortigas Park along F. Ortigas Avenue. To see how the proposed Ortigas Walkway project would look like when completed, watch this video:  

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