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Permitted Left Turns Present Serious Danger For Pedestrians
2013-04-03 12:03:34

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Executing a ℠permitted´ left turn while driving through your neighborhood can be a risky maneuver. These are different from the ℠protected´ left turns, which are indicated by a solid green arrow. Permitted left turns are allowed when there´s a break in oncoming traffic. This means drivers who attempt this tricky turn may only be focused on cars hurtling towards them and not other potential risks —...

2012-04-11 09:31:59

Neighborhood supermarket and park proximity directly related to obesity, study finds Nearly 18 percent of U.S. school-aged children and adolescents are obese, as the rate of childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years.  The prevalence of obesity puts children at greater risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke and other illnesses, and of suffering severe obesity as adults.  New study results indicate that where a child lives, including factors...

2011-07-19 23:01:00

SEATTLE, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Seattle-based Walk Score® today announced that more than 10,000 real estate websites are using its neighborhood mapping and data services to market their properties. This represents a 250 percent increase over the past year. Walk Score delivers four million scores per day across their network of partner sites, making it the leading measure of neighborhood walkability. Today's release of "America's Most Walkable Cities and...

2011-07-19 23:01:00

SEATTLE, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New York has been named America's most walkable city by Seattle-based Walk Score®, in its list of America's Most Walkable Cities and Neighborhoods. Miami, Minneapolis and Oakland are new additions to the top ten. Walk Score also rates the walkability of 2,500 cities and 10,000 neighborhoods. Walk Score's ten most walkable cities for 2011 include: 1) New York, 2) San Francisco, 3) Boston, 4) Chicago, 5) Philadelphia, 6) Seattle, 7)...

2011-05-24 12:00:00

Programs and policies to promote safer streets and walking threatened as Congress debates renewal of federal transportation bill WASHINGTON, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 47,700 pedestrians were killed in the U.S. between 2000 and 2009, and the majority of those deaths were preventable, according to a new report released today by Transportation for America. The report, "Dangerous by Design 2011: Solving the Epidemic of Preventable Pedestrian Deaths," shows how roadway...

2011-04-04 09:00:00

RALEIGH, N.C., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- All across North Carolina, from Ahoskie to Charlotte, citizens are joining Shape Your World, a statewide movement that is creating safer, healthier, more connected communities. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110404/NY76109) Shape Your World officially launches April 4 and will provide North Carolinians with the inspiration, connections and tools to take a more active role in the development of their community's built...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.