Tag Archive for 'mobility'

Hydrogen transport infrastructure coming to London & South East UK

February 3rd, 2013 by Air Products PLC

A consortium of companies with expertise in hydrogen transport infrastructure will begin work on the three year London Hydrogen Network Expansion (LHNE) project, a UK government-backed initiative co-funded by the Technology Strategy Board to create the UK’s first hydrogen powered transport system across London and the South East of England. The consortium, led by Air […]

Health benefits from using a free bus pass

September 21st, 2012 by Imperial College London

Free bus passes for over-60s may be encouraging older people to be more physically active, say the authors of a paper, “The impact of free older persons’ bus pass on active travel and regular walking in England,” published in the American Journal of Public Health. Researchers from Imperial College London reached their conclusion by analysing […]

Parents are fitness role models for their children

June 22nd, 2012 by University of Essex

Children who said their parents do almost no physical activity have a 50% greater risk of being unfit than children with more physically active parents, according to new research. In the year the Olympics are coming to Britain, the study found two-thirds of children think their parents do almost no physical activity, meaning they are […]

Regular jogging increases longevity

May 4th, 2012 by European Society of Cardiology

Undertaking regular jogging increases the life expectancy of men by 6.2 years and women by 5.6 years, reveals the latest data from the Copenhagen City Heart study presented at the EuroPRevent2012 meeting. Reviewing the evidence of whether jogging is healthy or hazardous, Peter Schnohr told delegates that the study’s most recent analysis (unpublished) shows that […]

Daimler’s car2go car sharing service UK debut in Birmingham

March 17th, 2012 by car2go

car2go has won a tender offer from Birmingham City Council to set up an urban mobility scheme. car2go is the world’s first mobility program with maximum flexibility and without fixed rental locations. More than 70,000 people are already using the service in Continental Europe, USA and Canada. Birmingham is going to become the first home […]

When fuel prices rise people would consider abandoning car ownership

March 14th, 2012 by Oliver Wyman

Urban dwellers in Western Europe and Asia would seriously consider a change in their primary mode of transport – including abandoning auto ownership – according to a recently released study by Oliver Wyman and the ESB Business School Reutlingen (Germany). The “Future of Mobility” found that, if fuel prices rose significantly by 2030, approximately 77% […]

Robert Llewellyn speaks about the future of energy and mobility

February 23rd, 2012 by Richard Lord

Robert LLewellyn launches an upgraded Fully Charged series in which he discusses the future of energy and mobility. ” In an Oxford Union debate “everyone said the oil is going to run out, and it was going to run out soon, and it’s going to get prohibitively expensive long before that,” Robert Llewellyn says.

Significant health and economic benefits possible if bicycling replaces short car trips

November 4th, 2011 by University of Wisconsin Madison

Cutting out short auto trips and replacing them with mass transit and active transport would yield major health benefits, according to a study “Air Quality and Exercise-Related Health Benefits from Reduced Car Travel in the Midwestern United States” published in the scientific journal Environmental Health Perspectives. The biggest health benefit was due to replacing half […]