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Healthier Kids — By Design

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As we noted the other day, First Lady Michelle Obama has launched a multifaceted initiative to reduce child obesity in the United States called Let’s Move. It’s a campaign that emphasizes the ways in which getting children up and active can help to improve their health for a lifetime. The Let’s Move agenda focuses on […]

Could Para-Transit Work in Los Angeles?

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This week, New York Streetsblog featured a five part series about the potential benefits of investing in a para-transit system written by Streetsblog publisher Mark Gorton.  Anyone looking for some additional reading materials over the weekend, after all LA Streetsblog won’t publish after today until Tuesday, or interested in a discussion of what para-transit can […]

Bike-Share Debuts in Washington D.C.

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Public bike-share in the U.S. hit a milestone yesterday when SmartBike DC, the first program of its kind in an American city, launched in full. Coverage in the Washington Post was heavy on the implications for D.C.’s image: Today the city will join the ranks of Paris and Barcelona with the launch of the first […]

Recapping NYC’s Summer Streets

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Last weekend, New York City closed roughly seven miles of streets to automobiles, turning its normally gridlocked streets into an American Ciclovia.  Naturally, NYC Streetsblog was all over the coverage of the event which has been hailed as a monumental success by nearly everyone involved. If you’re interested in seeing what a car-free New York […]

The Pentagon Burns 395,000 Barrels of Oil Per Day

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It’s always a bit of a mind-boggler when some statistics emerge showing how much oil the U.S. military consumes. From yesterday’s Politico: So, you think you’ve got the gas prices blues. Just consider Al Shaffer, the man in charge of drafting an energy strategy for the gas-­guzzling Pentagon. With wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and […]