Posts tagged with 'children'
Research Recap, July 6: Pollution-Reducing Rail, Public Transit Efficiency, Green San Francisco
Research Recap, July 6: Pollution-Reducing Rail, Public Transit Efficiency, Green San Francisco
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Urban Rail Reduces Air Pollution Professors Alexander Whalley and Yihsu Chen at the University of California, ...
Urban Design Competition: My Sustrans Dream Street
Urban Design Competition: My Sustrans Dream Street
Sustrans, a sustainable transport charity based out of the United Kingdom, launched a competition for primary and secondary level students to design their “dream street.” Open to 7- to 14-year-olds, the competition is hoping to find what U.K. children would ...
Time to Celebrate Walk to School Day!
Time to Celebrate Walk to School Day!
October is International Walk to School Month, a worldwide effort to promote physical activity and pedestrian safety. And today is 2010 Walk to School Day in the United States, where more than 3,000 schools have already registered their event, ranging from “walking ...
Friday Fun: LEGO for Public Transport
Friday Fun: LEGO for Public Transport
Build your own bus stop with the new LEGO Public Transport Station set! The toymaker released its new set in August, allowing children (and the young-at-heart) to envision cities with high-quality transit, including buses, level-boarding platforms, bike racks at transport ...
Back to School Edition: Mobile Classrooms Set Up in the Slums of India’s Largest Cities
Back to School Edition: Mobile Classrooms Set Up in the Slums of India’s Largest Cities
For children in massive cities, access to education is dependent on mobility. India’s families living in marginal areas or fringe settlements face cultural, economic and geographic barriers that prevent kids from attending school regularly. The web of tiny roads and ...
Walking and Biking Key to Reversing U.S. Childhood Obesity Epidemic
Walking and Biking Key to Reversing U.S. Childhood Obesity Epidemic
Last Thursday, PolicyLink, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Transportation for America hosted a roundtable, “Keeping Kids Moving,” on how equitable transportation policy can prevent childhood obesity.  These organizations, and the Convergence Partnership, are “compelled by the knowledge that where you ...
Kids Ride Free on New York City Transit
Kids Ride Free on New York City Transit
As school systems around the country start charging kids for their rides on the yellow school bus – or even cutting bus service altogether – a tentative deal worked out with state legislators in Albany reportedly will give the Metropolitan Transit ...
"Game Jams" for Healthier Kids in the U.S.
"Game Jams" for Healthier Kids in the U.S.
Michelle Obama’s team at the Let’s Move! campaign is on a roll this week. On the same day as the Childhood Obesity Task Force released its action plan to the President comes another exciting announcement: As part of the Apps ...
Childhood Obesity Task Force: Healthier Kids Through Transport and Community Design
Childhood Obesity Task Force: Healthier Kids Through Transport and Community Design
Here at TheCityFix, we’ve already written about how “fighting childhood obesity and creating opportunities for everyday activity and interaction through better planning go hand in hand.” Yesterday, our recommendations to move towards a more national model of active community design ...
Can You Tell Me How to Get to...a Safer Street?
Can You Tell Me How to Get to…a Safer Street?
Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind the popular Sesame Street brand, has joined the Global Road Safety Partnership to educate children and families about the importance of road safety, especially in low- and middle-income countries. With the help of its ...
Students Compete in Virtual Bike Race Around the World
Students Compete in Virtual Bike Race Around the World
The U.K.-based sustainable transport charity Sustrans is launching a month-long “virtual bike race” with adventurer Alastair Humphreys to encourage kids to bike to school, according to Bike Biz. The contest targets 20,000 students from 140 schools across England. Over the ...
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