The Quezon City Government has undertaken the Green Open Reclaimed Access (GORA) Lne project which is a 5.39-kilometer pedestrian corridor which will enhance walking experience and boost economy.
The GORA Lane which passess through Dona Hemady Ave., Scout Tobias, and Mother Ignacia provides residents with access to three major roads – Aurora Blvd., Quezon Ave., and EDSA.
It will also connect major transport hubs, namely LRT-Gilmore Station, MRT-GMA Kamuning Station, and MRT-Quezon Ave. Station.
This is part of the Mayor’s 14-point Agenda to promote sustainable development, interconnectivity, and reduce air pollution.
The development will also enhance economic activity by connection commercial areas such as Gilmore, Robinsons Magnolia, Tomas Morato, and Timog.
The project also includes the creation of wider sidewalks and pocket parks with better lighting, wayfinding signage, planting strip and public art installations to make the streets more walkable for the public.
The project was solicited by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) in 2018 through a budget circular on ‘Green, Green, Green’ Program, a parallel program of the national government’s ‘Build, Build, Build’ Program. Quezon City was among the applications approved for funding by the DBM from more than 130 cities.