QC launches 5.39-kilometer GORA lane

Published May 27, 2021, 6:36 PM

by Allysa Nievera

The Quezon City government launched Thursday its Green, Open, Renewable, Access (GORA) lane, the 5.39-kilometer redeveloped pedestrian corridor in the city.

“We’re glad that this project turned out to be a success. We hope our citizens will find this lane not only beautiful but also useful to them, and that they will favor walking to their last-mile destinations, if possible, than riding their vehicles,” said Belmonte.

The GORA lane is a way to encourage the residents to walk on safe and accessible roads.

It passes through Doña Hemady Avenue, Scout Tobias Street, and Mother Ignacia Avenue, providing residents with access to three major roads — Aurora Boulevard, Quezon Avenue, and EDSA.

The GORA lane also includes wider sidewalks, pocket parks with better lighting, signages, planting strips, and public art installations.

“Our residents deserve more open space than ever and our recovery will come to life on these streets,” Mayor Belmonte said

The development also aims to boost economic activity through connecting commercial areas and shopping malls.