Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Around the Block, Walk (or Bike) This Way Edition

Do you live in the Southwest and are sick of driving to work? NHC and NAR are holding a forum in Austin tomorrow to discuss, among other issues, how to bring workers closer to job centers - cutting their commute and improving their quality of life.
Does Driving Make You Fat? Take a look at this great diagram from Trust for America’s Health on how people get to work by state, and the accompanying obesity rates for those states.

To Sobi, or Not to SoBi? SoBi, short for social bicycles, is a start-up company aiming to make bike-sharing more accessible by reducing up-front costs. Bikes will include a one-size fits all gizmo and bikers are given a small bonus for returning the two-wheelers to high demand areas. If successful, SoBi could add to growing trend of using alternative transit to make the U.S. a more livable nation.

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