Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Dad Arrested For Picking Up Kids At School By Foot

A Tennessee father was arrested recently by an overzealous officer for picking his children up at school by foot. The school’s policy is that children can only be picked up by parents driving cars or kids can board a school bus.

The Urban Country

Friday, May 30, 2014

Is bike parking the key to better cities?

Not only is bike parking cheaper than car parking, it encourages healthier people, cleaner air, and safer roads.

Grist

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

“Closing” Lombard Street: The Language of Taking Cars For Granted

The verbal gymnastics used to avoid mentioning cars are present not just in headlines, but in everyday conversation. In discussions about behavior on the streets, notice how often the operators of motor vehicles are described as just “people” — for example, “People are always flying down this hill.” Not that drivers aren’t people, but the mode of transport is a key distinction to make. People using other modes usually get explicit labels that posit them as “others” — people on bikes are “cyclists,” and people just walking around are “pedestrians.”

Streetsblog SF

Friday, May 23, 2014

Bikes Change Your Brooklyn Apartment Hunt

Last month, they renewed their lease for one more year at $2,050 a month, in part to keep their rent manageable but also to preserve their biking habit. “We talked about moving,” Ms. Nickelson said, “but now it’s like we need to live near the bridges because we’re so committed to commuting with bikes.”
New York Times

Thursday, March 27, 2014

WebMD: How Driving Makes You Fat

A recent study of the link between driving and obesity showed a result that surprised even its lead researcher: Every 30 minutes you spend each day in a car increases your risk of being obese by 3%. WebMD