Monthly Archives: September 2014

America on the Move

Exibition by National Museum of American History, Washington (link)

Journey though the history of the United States to learn how transportation changed American lives and landscapes. The Museum’s online transportation collection includes more than a thousand artifacts and photographs.

Topics:

1. Transportation in America: Before 1876
2. Community Dreams: Santa Cruz, California, 1876
3. Delivering the Goods: Watsonville, California, 1895
4. A Streetcar City: Washington, D.C., 1900
5. People on the Move
6. The Connected City: New York, New York, 1920s

7. Crossing the Country: Somewhere in Wyoming, 1903
8. Americans Adopt the Auto
9. Lives on the Railroad: Salisbury, North Carolina, 1927
10. The People’s Highway: Route 66, 1930s–1940s
11. Roadside Communities: Ring’s Rest, Muirkirk, Maryland, 1930s
12. Family Camping: York Beach, Maine, 1930s

13. On the School Bus: Martinsburg, Indiana, 1939
14. Suburban Strip: Sandy Boulevard, Portland, Oregon, 1949
15. City and Suburb: Chicago and Park Forest, Illinois, 1950s
16. On the Interstate: I-10, 1956–1990
17. Transforming the Waterfront: San Francisco and Oakland, California, 1960–1970
18. Going Global: Los Angeles, 2000

Using public transport or cycling to work really does make you thinner

The investigation, performed by researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and University College London, took a sample of around 7500 individuals and analysed the relationship between their body fat percentage or Body Mass Index score and their chosen method of transport to work.

The results showed that men who traveled by public transport or were active for part of their commute had respective BMI scores (weight ÷ height) of 1.10 and 0.97 points lower than those who drove.

Dr Flint spoke to Medscape Medical News following the publication of the results on August 19, about the potential benefits of the UK population ditching the car. She said: “Because the predominant mode of transportation in Britain is the car, if we can affect a large modal shift away from private transport toward public or active modes of transport, there really is great potential to reap large population health benefits on overweight and obesity.”

The full results of the study can be found on the British Medical Journal website (here).

Colloque des Entretiens Jacques Cartier – Intégration urbanisme/transport et mobilité

CJC_logo_100x100Les 6 et 7 octobre prochain se tiendra le Colloque 17 des Entretiens Jacques Cartier, sous le thème Intégration urbanisme/transport et mobilité : nouveaux projets, nouveaux outils. Ce colloque réunira des chercheurs, des experts et des praticiens internationaux qui proposeront une réflexion sur les grands enjeux que pose l’intégration de l’urbanisme et du transport dans une planification durable du développement urbain.

La présentation dynamique de différents exemples de projets de développement urbain orientés vers le transport collectif, d’outils de planification à caractère régional ou d’expériences locales de concertation autour d’axes structurants favoriseront le partage de connaissances et l’émergence de nouvelles idées.

Cette réflexion s’adresse à tous ceux qui se préoccupent de l’aménagement du territoire et s’intéressent aux nouveaux outils développés pour favoriser un arrimage optimal entre la mobilité, l’urbanisme et la qualité de vie des quartiers.

Les Entretiens Jacques Cartier