I just came across two old Disney clips appropriate for carectomy patients. The first, Magic Highway USA (video below), is a 1958 television episode that looks toward the future of American transportation. Once you dig past the kitschy sci-fi aspects, this auto-pian vision terrifyingly reveals the values which have led us to our current predicament.
Ok, well perhaps not “wild.” The Copenhagen Cycle Chic blogsite is a celebration of women astride their trusty steeds. The site’s tagline: Bike advocacy in high heels, from the world’s cycling capital. The content ranges from cycling information with fashion style to poetry.
Sustrans, a 30-year-old nonprofit in the U.K. that advocates sustainable transportation, last week won The People’s £50 Million Lottery Giveaway. The purpose of the Giveaway is to fund projects which positively benefit “health, the environment, education, and charitable purposes to improve communities and the lives of people most in need.” Citizens vote on the project they deem most worthy of the grant. Sustrans’ Connect2 project emerged triumphant, defeating three
I love multi-tasking. I’m also drawn to the impractical but eye-catching - especially concerning bikes. Well, Philipp Drexler’s Bikefast fits that bill perfectly. It’s a to-go food tray that clamps onto your bicycle’s handlebars.
The Charles River Conservancy has proposed making a portion of Boston's Storrow Drive car-free on Sunday mornings. Unfortunately this busy east-west boulevard paralleling the Charles River won’t become a permanent thoroughfare for bikes, skaters, joggers, and walkers, but it’s a step in the right direction.
Two videos from YouTube (below) prove the point: Relying on cars for transportation is bad for people's health. Typically the unhealthy aspects of driving relate to lack of exercise, pollution, global warming, lots of pavement, and dangerous SUVs maiming everyone in their paths. Here we take a glimpse at another unhealthy driving-related affliction: road rage.
Can free public transportation save the world? That’s been a question bandied about in many circles, and it was the subject of one of Carectomy’s first posts. The city of Hasselt, Belgium, is well past the debating stage. In fact, this past July the city celebrated its 10th year of free public transportation.
We’ve all heard it before: Regular aerobic activity is crucial to our good health. What better way to get regular exercise than to incorporate it into our daily lives by walking or cycling? A new book, entitled Bike for Life: How to Ride to 100, takes the health benefits of cycling one step further. Not only is the regular exercise a must for long-lasting bodies but, according to authors Roy Wallack and Bill Katovsky, a cyclist's longevity is enhanced through the "physical and mental challenges, relaxation, achievement, adventure, variety, social interaction, ...and fun" biking brings with it.
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