Harrison Avenue

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Harrison Avenue
Calle Real
Harrison Avenue near the City University of Pasay High School
Route information
Length: 3.2 km (2.0 mi)
Component
highways:
Major junctions
North end: Pablo Ocampo Street and Mabini Street in Malate
  Gil Puyat Avenue
Arnaiz Avenue
Epifanio de los Santos Avenue
South end: Aguarra Street and E. Quirino Avenue in Santo Niño
Location
Major cities: Manila, Pasay and Parañaque

Francis Burton Harrison Avenue, more commonly known as F.B. Harrison Avenue or simply Harrison Avenue (formerly F.B. Harrison Street or Harrison Street), is a major north-south collector road in Pasay, western Metro Manila, Philippines.[1] It is a four-lane undivided arterial running parallel to Roxas Boulevard to the west and Taft Avenue to the east, from Pasay's border with Malate district in the north to Baclaran in Parañaque in the south. The avenue is named for U.S. Governor-General of the Philippines, Francis Burton Harrison.

Street description[edit]

Pasay City Hall on Harrison Avenue

Harrison Avenue has a right-of-way width of approximately 25 meters. It is a public transportation or medium-occupancy-vehicle corridor which is frequented by intra-metropolitan jeepneys and mega-taxis. This condition gives Harrison Avenue its relatively slow-moving, congested and highly pedestrian character.

History[edit]

Harrison Avenue forms part of an old Spanish coastal highway that linked the Province of Manila to La Laguna and other southern provinces. It was called Calle Real or Camino Real (Spanish for "royal street") which spanned from Ermita to Muntinlupa. At present, only the Las Piñas and Muntinlupa section is called Calle Real or Real Street as an alternative name for the road. The Pasay portion is renamed Harrison Avenue while those of the City of Manila and Parañaque have been renamed to Del Pilar Street and Elpidio Quirino Avenue respectively.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roads and Transport published by the Pasay City Government; accessed 2013-11-01.

Coordinates: 14°32′55″N 120°59′35″E / 14.54861°N 120.99306°E / 14.54861; 120.99306