Many of us will be familiar with the memorable Spiderman line: “With great power comes great responsibility.” This is the spirit behind the “hierarchy of responsibility,” the Highway Code revision that Great Britain plans to implement this autumn, pending parliamentary … [Read more...] about Pedestrians have priority under Britain’s revised Highway Code
We at The Optimist Daily have written about the many positive aspects of biking as a form of recreation and transport. If more communities chose to develop infrastructure that favors bicycles over cars, our world would be a safer, greener, and healthier place. In fact, biking … [Read more...] about 4 eco-conscious innovations that make biking more accessible
In an effort to make the city center free of cars, over the last few years, Norway’s capital of Oslo has been busy replacing nearly all street-side parking spots with bike lanes and sidewalks. The result? Last year, the city recorded zero pedestrian or cyclist deaths, bringing … [Read more...] about This is how Oslo cut pedestrian and cyclist deaths to zero
If you live in a heavily populated area, maintaining social distancing practices while taking walks around the neighborhood can be a challenge and require weaving around people and across streets. Oakland, California is helping residents get outside by closing 74 miles of streets … [Read more...] about Oakland Slow Streets project makes social distancing easier
Researchers from Clemson University in South Carolina conducted a study that looked at how different forms of transportation taken on daily commutes impact our emotions. The study looked at emotions like happiness, pain, stress, and fatigue. Using data from the American Time Use … [Read more...] about Who are the happiest commuters? Study says cyclists.