Pasig City closed a busy Ortigas street for half a day. This is what happened

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  • “Open Street Sundays” is the city’s way of creating more “open public spaces” where people can walk, jog, bike, and exercise without cars
an empty street in ortigas

If there’s one takeaway from the surge of people to open spaces following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, it’s that we are in dire need of more of those spaces. That, coupled with more than a year of isolation, has made us appreciate free public spaces like parks, fields, and sports centers, especially in urban centers.

zumba dancers on an empty ortigas street
Photo courtesy of Pasig Public Information Office/Facebook

In Pasig City, the local government has found a way to create more of these open public spaces without having to create new infrastructure. Every Sunday, Emerald Ave. in Ortigas Center will be closed off to vehicular traffic and open exclusively for pedestrians, bicycles, and other light personal mobility devices from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

bikers on an empty ortigas street
Photo courtesy of Pasig Public Information Office/Facebook

The over 600-meter stretch of the street was brimming with human activity last Nov. 21. In photos posted on Facebook by Pasig LGU, people could be seen jogging, walking, riding bikes, and even doing Zumba.

runners on an empty ortigas street
Photo courtesy of Pasig Public Information Office/Facebook

Minimum public health standards are still in place, like wearing of masks and maintaining social distance. But generally, everyone is welcome, from kids to adults. 

The city said it’s one way to create more “open public spaces” in the city where people can go for free.

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