The Philippines: Challenges For Transport In An Archipelago
A multi-modal mobility approach is required for transportation in the Philippines where rapid population growth and urbanisation places increasing demands on road, marine, air and rail transport systems.
Comprising of more than 7,000 islands and with a rapidly growing population, a multi-modal mobility approach is required for transportation in the Philippines. More electric cars may be part of the solution, but marine, air and rail transport are important too.
Building out the necessary infrastructure – such as mass road transportation to solve Manila’s well-documented congestion issues – is a significant challenge. Vehicle density is increasing much faster than available road space. Rising urban populations need advanced public transport solutions. How can the Philippines solve its mobility challenges?
Interconnectivity of the various air, land and sea mobility options, increased road building and a broader range of mass transport solutions – including extending light rail in more cities – will ultimately bring easier and quicker journeys.
Learn more about the challenges facing transport and mobility in the Philippines.