Friday, October 30, 2009
Car drivers, please drive safely on Halloween! Children are more than twice as likely to be killed by a car while walking on Halloween than any other night of the year, according to Safe Kids USA. More than 540 kids under age 14 are killed in pedestrian accidents each year. In an analysis of deaths from 2002 to 2006, the group found an average of 2.2 children are killed in pedestrian accidents from 4 to 10 p.m. on Halloween, compared with one child every other evening at the same time. Here is the USATODAY ARTICLE.
New York is raising awareness of bike commuting with the New Amsterdam Bike Slam, which occured in September of this year. Seems like the kind of creative/imaginative event is something the Princeton community might someday try to emulate on a smaller scale ... maybe as an adjunct to something bigger (like Princeton Future or the Environmental Film Fest)? To learn more, visit the press release. The NYT City Room blog offers more information, here.
U.S. are realizing the importance of bicycling." The Press Release here.
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of place, the type of place seen in Denmark, Holland. Article here: Stop Means Stop.
The UBikes program, through which abandoned bicycles from around the University campus are repaired and rented to campus members, has purchased a fleet of nearly 100 new, customized bicycles from New York-based manufacturer Worksman Cycles. While over 80 of the new bikes were shipped to Princeton University in mid-September and subsequently distributed to residents of the University's Forbes College residential complex, the remaining 20 were held at the factory in Queens in anticipation of the mid-October ride.
More information here on the program, Ubikes at the University
Texting to Death