Can you bike to the nearest airport?
Phyllis Orrick of the Safe Transportation Research & Education Center and Karen Trapenberg Frick of the University of California Transportation Center examined bicycle access for airport employees at a variety of airports in the United States.
Losing muscle mass is thought to be an inevitable part of aging after 40 years of age, but this is based almost entirely on observations of sedentary aduls. More recent research published in The Physician and Sports Medicine, however, shows that muscle mass and strength can be maintained well into old age, which can have positive impacts on your overall physical health and quality of life.
Researchers have long noticed that exercise can benefit people with Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative disease of the central nervous system in which brain cell death results in loss of motor control. Strenuous cycling in particular seems especially beneficial.
Correlation and causation?
I’ve seen a number of links today to this Swedish study showing people who commute by bike are healthier (mentally and physically) than those who drive or take public transportation.
Study shows gutter bunnies get squeezed; for maximum passing distance, ride three to four feet from the curb.
The Florida Department of Transportation published a study [PDF] in which highway researchers measured how much room car and truck drives gave cyclists on Florida roads.
Active transportation researchers from the University of Colorado are seeking participants for focus groups on cycling and transit integration in San Jose. The purpose of the focus group is to gain insight on cyclists’ preferences on a range of topics related to the integration of cycling and transit.
You must be employed and between the ages of 18 and 65 to participate, and you should be a cyclist who regularly uses both cycling and transit for commuting purposes.
The focus group will take place at VTA headquarters out north of Montague Expressway on North 1st Street at River Oaks. The date is to be determined, and the time will likely be early evening (5:30 to 7 PM time frame, give or take a half hour). Six to eight people will be selected to participate.
Light refreshments will be provided along with a small token of appreciation. Focus groups will be discussion based and recorded although individual responses will remain anonymous. Active dialog is encouraged.
If you’re interested in participating, please email Seth Tribbey @ seth . tribbey @ gmail.com, and briefly describe your level of cycling and transit use in the email.
If you have a Bay Area audience in your social media, please repeat, Tweet, post to Facebook, etc. A previous call for participants only netted a small handful of potential volunteers. Thank you!