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Your Commute Is Killing You

Thu, 05/26/2011


By Annie Lowrey for SLATE

This week, researchers at Umea University in Sweden released a startling finding: Couples in which one partner commutes for longer than 45 minutes are 40 percent likelier to divorce. The Swedes could not say why. Perhaps long-distance commuters tend to be...

Burn calories, not gas: Ride a bike

Wed, 05/25/2011


By David Suzuki

 

 

A U.K. man recently built a bicycle entirely out of wood, with no plastic or metal parts. Everything, including the wheels, gears, and seat, are wood. Inventor Michael Thompson, who made the “SplinterBike” on a bet with a...

The benefits of eco-friendly transportation

Fri, 04/29/2011


News Canada

Most Canadians are aware of the negative impact car emissions have on the environment; however,many people still use automobiles as their primary mode of transportation. What some may not know is that simple changes to your everyday travel routine can dramatically...

Two wheels are better than four

Wed, 04/27/2011


By Kelly Connor, canada.com

Studies show that a workforce who regularly cycles to work will be more fit and healthy and take less time away from work for illness.

Countries in Europe and Asia promote an alternate form of transportation to the four-wheeled, polluting...

Pedaling away from the health care crisis

Mon, 03/28/2011

 

by Elly Blue for www.grist.org

This is the third column in a series focusing on the economics of bicycling. Part 1 is “How bicycling will save the economy (if we let it).” Part 2 is “Tearing down...

Canadians power down for Earth Hour

Fri, 03/25/2011


By Rosemary McCracken, Postmedia News

Pamela Rezansoff and her family will pull on extra sweaters and scarves tonight, maybe even hats and gloves, at their home outside Grande Prairie, Alta.

``When I get up in the morning, I'll turn off the furnace unless there's danger the...

Transit a hit-and-miss affair in B.C.’s Lower Mainland

Fri, 03/25/2011

Wendy Stueck

Vancouver— Globe and Mail Update

Shuttling sleekly between Richmond and downtown Vancouver, the $2-billion Canada Line has been a hit since it opened in 2009. But while the Canada Line whisks hundreds of passengers a day to their destinations, hundreds more...

Provincial award for North Island school bus driver Joanne Ranger

Thu, 03/24/2011

Provincial award for North Island bus driver Joanne Ranger

By Ken Manning - North Island Gazette

Joanne Ranger has been named School Bus Driver of the Year by the Association of School Transportation Services of British Columbia.

Ranger, who will retire this year, delivered...

Walk the walk on childhood obesity crisis

Sat, 03/19/2011


Vancouver Sun

If there's one thing we know, it's that childhood obesity is a serious problem in Canada. And if there are two other things we know, it's what causes childhood obesity and what needs to be done to prevent it.

It's a little odd, then, that the federal,...

Report: Maryland schools fail to support walking, biking

Sat, 03/05/2011

 

By: Kytja Weir, Examiner Staff Writer

Maryland's schoolchildren aren't walking and biking to school each day because of local school policies including liability concerns, a lack of sidewalks and safe routes, according to a new survey.

The Maryland Department of...

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