The problem is the whole transport sector is quite influenced by the whole utilitarianist mindset. Now we’re bringing in the idea that it’s not acceptable to be killed or seriously injured when you’re transporting. It’s more a civil-rights thing that you bring into the policy. Matts-Åke Belin, traffic safety strategist, Swedish Transport Administration
“Encourage young boys and girls to run, jump, squeal, hop and chase after each other or after erratically kicked balls, and you substantially improve their ability to think, according to the most ambitious study ever conducted of physical activity and cognitive performance in children. The results underscore, yet again, the importance of physical activity […]
Why I let my children walk to the corner store — and why other parents should, too – The Washington Post. When my son, Gehron, turned 5, he insisted on walking the 3 blocks to kindergarten by himself. Why not? it was his neighborhood school, his mom worked there and he’d been walking those 3 […]
London air pollution: which mode of transport has the highest exposure? – video | Environment | The Guardian. Study done in London shows less exposure to traffic fumes for cyclists than for car drivers or bus riders. Plus, cycling reduces air pollution in the first place.
With all the press running around Brazil looking for something to write about other than Suarez’ biting habit, Sam Borden of the NY Times stumbled upon an Open Street in Såo Paolo.
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Self described “Marketing Director for Nature,” Bond takes his worries about his screen-attached children on a tongue in cheek campaign to connect more children (and their parents) with nature. Source: Project Wild Thing
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