posts tagged with Traffic

10 Tips for Improving Child Pedestrian Safety

Teens Walking at Crosswalk.jpg.jpeg At the beginning of most our lives, we share two fundamental desires: learning and movement. In fact, most babies take their first steps when they are less than a year, and are walking well by the time they are 14 or 15 months. Before you know it, kids are not just walking but running, jumping, skipping and you name it – any other physical gymnastics that most of us adults find exhausting just to look at!

As kids seem almost tireless at times, they can actually be quite vulnerable – particularly when they are outside near streets and traffic. Yes, they are full of energy, but they also sometimes lack judgment when it comes to walking or riding their bicycling safely.

That’s why through the Walk This Way program, FedEx and Safe Kids are promoting International Walk to School Day...

Summer Driving Safety

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As an avid runner, I enjoy warm summer days when I can lace up my shoes and go for a jog through my neighborhood. I also enjoy the longer hours of sunshine, and watching the neighborhood kids taking advantage of the extra daylight with games of dodge ball, football, or street hockey. But it also scares me a little because I know there are many times that kids go chasing after a ball and forget to look for oncoming traffic.

EMBARQ and India's Urban Future

BMTC stat box.png India is one of the few remaining large countries of the world yet to experience the urbanisation of its population. In most regions – from the US, to Europe and Latin America – more than 75% of people live in urban areas. By contrast, only 31% of India’s people live in cities. This, however, is set to change dramatically in the coming decades. By one estimate an additional 250 million people – equivalent to 80% of current population of the United States – will call India’s cities home by 2030. The number of cities with more than 1 million people will increase from 42 today to 68.

For the cities themselves, this demographic transition means that the demands on already stressed urban transport systems will grow significantly. Other convergent trends suggest an even greater increase in urban travel demand than urbanisation alone would predict. Rising incomes mean that the number of leisure and recreational trips per capita will increase. Additionally, the increasing involvement of women in the formal workforce will further increase urban travel.

"Princely" award for Safe Kids

Prince Michael Award-edited.jpg It’s not every day that I open an email personally inviting me to Kensington Palace. As I read the words on my blackberry that Saturday in late March, I had a moment not unlike Charlie when he found the golden ticket in his bar of chocolate in the 1971 classic “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” The email confirmed what I had been hoping for weeks, ever since I submitted our application for consideration. His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent was presenting...

How to Beat the Traffic on Black Friday

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With Thanksgiving every year comes Black Friday.  And with Black Friday comes the inevitable – and cringe-inducing – nightmare of traffic, crowds and overall congestion. Short of staying home that day (and really, who wants to do that?), what can shoppers do to avoid some of the Black Friday madness and still get all their stops checked off the list?