In São Paulo, Brazil, citizens are enjoying less air and noise pollution – at least on one day a week. On Sundays, during what is called Paulista Aberta, motor traffic is restricted on the popular Paulista Avenue and the street is dedicated to cyclists and pedestrians.
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Whether it’s work, school, or something else, we all have to get from here to there- and a new study says that WALKING is the least stressful way to do it!
On September 27, Paris went car free for a day. What happened? Pollution fell by 1/3 and noise levels dropped 50%. The city plans to have more car free days.
For the Portlander’s commute, there is a new attractive addition to your route that some find to be a stress reducer. Tilikum Crossing is reportedly the country’s first bridge to exclude private motor vehicles. Busses, streetcars, bicycles, strollers, and walkers of the two and four-legged variety are all welcome. Cars? Nope. While not being in […]
By Cynthia Shahan Half of the population lives in urban areas, and this is expected to keep increasing. A new report published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences notes that, in 2050, up to 70% of the population may be living the city life. Improved parks with pedestrian paths will offer an opportunity for valuable nature […]
Ever step outside for your morning jog and wonder which way to go? Well, there’s an app for that. If you live in Central London, New York, Paris, Glasgow, San Francisco, Buenos Aires, or Toronto, there is now Walkonomics. Hoping to capitalize on the popularity of jogging and leisure walking, the creators of Walkonomics have rated your […]
A report released by the Rails to Trails Conservancy asserts that people in rural areas walk and bike at rates much like their metropolitan counterparts. The “Active Transportation Beyond Urban Centers” reveals important details about America’s travel patterns in rural communities that the Rails to Trails Conservancy hopes will garner support for more federal investment […]
There is no question that America’s highway infrastructure is in dire straits, and they need to be fixed. Unfortunately, a too-low gas tax and misplaced priorities have seen infrastructure constantly shuffled to the back of the pack, especially when it comes to promoting public transit options, walkable spaces, and bike paths. President Obama and Transportation […]
It’s only Tuesday, but there are some pretty big stories floating around the net. Some of this morning’s highlights include an electric Fiat 500 caught testing in Michigan, China has more shale gas than the U.S., and Mitsubishi’s clean new cargo hauler.
We’re all about getting around in the most efficient way possible, but comparing trains and cars and buses and biking can be quite a headache. Luckily, the fine people at Wellhome have provided with an infographic that does just that. I could blather on and on and on about the info in this graphic, but […]
Being that I work at home, from a desk, I do my best to try to maintain some semblance of an active lifestyle. I take daily walks, I play hockey (ice and roller), and hiking is my favorite time killer. While I don’t envy city dwellers, I am jealous that they can actually walk out […]
It took mankind thousands of years to domesticate horses, and even after we had tamed the beasts, many people still relied upon their own two feet to travel where they needed. Armies of men marched thousands of miles to wage war, and many of the greatest explorers had nothing but their legs to take them […]