Tag Archive for 'cars'

British commuters spending nine working days a year stuck in traffic

November 6th, 2013 by TomTom

TomTom has released the 6th edition of its Traffic Index, which reveals that on average, British commuters are spending nine working days a year stuck in traffic. Traffic jams in 11 out of 17 of Britain’s biggest cities have got worse in the past year. Cities where congestion levels have gone up since this time […]

Is sitting in your car killing you?

May 8th, 2012 by Elsevier

As populations move even further away from urban centers, more people spend longer hours behind the wheel on their way to and from work. While sedentary behavior is known to have adverse effects on cardiovascular and metabolic health, the impact of long commutes by automobile are less understood. A new study on “Commuting Distance, Cardiorespiratory […]

How the Dutch got their bicycle paths might surprise you

November 28th, 2011 by A view from the cycle path

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Traffic noise increases the risk of having a stroke

January 28th, 2011 by European Society of Cardiology

Exposure to noise from road traffic can increase the risk of stroke, particularly in those aged 65 years and over, according to a study published online on Wednesday 26 January 2011 in the European Heart Journal. The study “Road traffic noise and stroke: a prospective cohort study” which is the first to investigate the links […]

World Car Free Day is 22 September 2010

September 8th, 2010 by Richard Lord

Fed up getting up early only to be stuck in traffic?  Frustrated when someone lets another car in ahead of you when you’re in a rush? Fed up driving around endlessly trying to find a parking space or when you see a space one on the other side of the car park but can’t get […]