Topic : walking

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Uber Express POOL launching in several cities, including D.C., Denver

Bus| February 26, 2018

When riders hail an Uber Express POOL, they’ll be asked to wait a few minutes prior to the trip’s start, and/or walk to a nearby pick up spot, or from a nearby drop off point, to help optimize the route in as straight a line as possible.

Uber, Lyft reduces transit usage, increases vehicle miles, report finds

Management & Operations| October 12, 2017

The author of the report, Regina Clewlow, said in a statement that although ridehailing is complementary to transit and helps reduce vehicle ownership, ridehailing services are facilitating a shift away from more sustainable modes of transportation.

Management & Operations| November 28, 2016

U. of Minn. study finds transit does not improve health

Previous studies have found that citizens in areas with more transit options have a lower BMI because transit use also includes walking and biking, however, using BMI for that conclusion doesn’t account for commuters who may eat fast food every day or substitute buses and trains for walking from place to place.

University| October 24, 2016

U. of Iowa ridesharing program could cut campus commuter costs in half

Users of the RideShare progame can be matched for carpooling, biking, walking, and even as bus buddies. UI users also can calculate money saved, miles traveled, and emissions reduced.

Sustainability| August 9, 2016

Calif.'s OCTA awards $19.5M to improve biking, walking

Funding through the federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program was awarded to 13 projects that promote mobility options by increasing safety, provide regional linkages to key destinations, close bikeway corridor gaps and improve air quality across the county.

Government Issues| November 4, 2015

New U.S. DOT tool promotes health through transportation

For the first time, this site compiles data on how all states and communities are performing on a range of health-related transportation indicators.

University| June 22, 2015

Utah Valley U. adds texting lane

The university’s concept originally started as a laughing matter, but quickly went viral after the realization of how dangerous texting and walking actually is.

Bus| September 22, 2011

NYC residents most likely to use transit, walk

Transit use has been steadily rising since 2006 — from 54.2 percent of New Yorkers in the five boroughs in 2006 to 55.7 percent in 2010.
Bus| June 28, 2011

King County Metro, partners expand transit promotion program

Bringing the “In Motion” program to five Seattle-area neighborhoods this summer to help residents increase their use of travel options, such as walking, cycling, riding the bus or water taxi, and sharing rides. People who pledge to drive less can earn rewards, including free ride tickets for King County Metro and Sound Transit, and items, discounts, and gift cards donated by local businesses.

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