commuting: 11 articles found

A bicycle ride a day keeps the doctor away

Individual and public mobility is a cornerstone of society. While this may be obvious to you, how far-reaching the impact of movement really is remains a highly complex matter. Mobility plays a dominant role in the social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences. Now, the city of Boston and the Boston Medical Center have teamed up

Parking spaces at work: dream or nightmare?

To many people the daily commute to work is a ritual. Statistics by the United States National Household Travel Survey show that the car is still the number one choice when it comes to commuting in the US. Out of a total of 128 million commuters, a staggering 96 million Americans drive to work every

For Drivers

“Calm down!” says your car

Isn’t it fascinating how quickly technology evolves these days? Automated driving, speech recognition or 3D-printing all used to be science fiction material only a decade ago. Huge advances have been made, particularly very recently, and so they could become normality within the decade to come. The digitalisation of everything means the automation of everything: pictures

Berlin Brandenburg Airport – why doesn’t it take off

Italy is famous for fashion, France for its food culture, and Germany...? Germany is famous for its excellence in engineering, right? “Made in Germany” guarantees quality, rigorous reliability, and eternal endurance. No doubt. But Germany’s self-conception is experiencing a serious setback at the moment. The construction of the Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER), once proclaimed as

Take a bike to work

Large and small corporations alike have been offering company cars as perks to their employees for decades. Employees benefit personally from the improved mobility and financial opportunities while companies gain more industrious and mobile employees. But with recent concerns about CO2 emissions and the environment, many companies and employees have found a different solution –

For Drivers

Sustainable Mobility – what it is exactly

People use different modes of transportation depending on their goal. Need to get to work in the city from the suburbs? Take a regional rail train. Want to pick up groceries? Drive your car. Need to get through downtown quickly? Jump on the subway. Want some fresh air during your commute? Ride a bike. Unfortunately,

The capricorn amongst trains: the Bernina Express

Sublime Commuting Ennio Buoni never risks being late for his shift. Whenever the pass road with its numerous hairpin turns is blocked by avalanches or landslides, he leaves the car in the garage and mounts the red train at Tirano station. The small town in the Italian Veltin Valley, bordering Switzerland, is the starting point

A bike is a bike is a bike

All over the world most people use one to overcome distances, just for fun, sports or business mobility.

Biking to work can be a highly rewarding experience: propelling yourself along on a modernized version of a two-hundred-year-old vehicle does not only accelerate your blood circulation and put fire in your neurons. It also stimulates your

July 2012: Number of the month

835 million kilometers (or 518.85 million miles) is as far as German commuters travel on a single working day. This equals the distance which is needed to circumnavigate the earth 21,000 times. [1] [1]

Bike sharing – rent it, ride it, share it!

Have you ever been to the Netherlands? If so, you surely would have noticed the overwhelming number of bikes buzzing along the canals, bridges, and streets, not only in Amsterdam, but everywhere in the country. There is a very practical reason for this bike adoration: cycling maximizes mobility when space is limited and the Netherlands