City Profile: Pasig
As in the Philippines’s INDC, the country intends to undertake GHG (CO2e) emissions reduction of about 70% by 2030 relative to its BAU scenario of 2000-2030. Reduction of CO2e emissions will come from energy, transport, waste, forestry and industry sectors.
The Department of Energy formulated AlternativeFuels and Energy Technologies Roadmap 2017-2040 which includes a long-term goal of mainstreaming alternative fuel-vehicles, including EVs, in the transport sector. This department and the Department of Transportation (DOTr) have been both supportive of the EV industry and have undertaken programs on electric mobility. For instance, the Department of Energy is implementing a tricycle modernization program by replacing old and polluting 3-wheelers into electric tricycles in selected local government units (LGU).
Pasig City is among the few LGUs with an office dedicated for transportation concerns, the City Transportation and Development Management Office (CTDMO). The Pasig City government had also implemented several sustainable transport initiatives such as the Carless Sunday, a free bus service featuring Euro-IV buses within the Ortigas CBD.
There have likewise been several initiatives focusing on 2&3w modes. In 2011, Pasig City issued “Bicycle Transportation Promotion Ordinance of 2011” which calls for the designation of exclusive lanes for bicyclists on major streets.In 2017 Pasig City launched a network of bicycle lanes within its jurisdiction. Two bicycle-sharing stations were launched in 2013 with the support of ADB to serve as a conceptual demonstration, one of which was placed at Pasig City Hall. The bicycles are still being used, but there was no back-end operational support so the bicycles cannot go from one station to the other.Then, in March 2019, Pasig City launched its bicycle-sharing system. There are no electric 2w yet being introduced.
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 the 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 schemes 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 the Philippine context, with stakeholder involvement and participatory processes.