Solar & Wind Reach a Big Renewables Turning Point : BNEF. Wind power is now the cheapest electricity to produce in both Germany and the U.K., even without government subsidies, according to a new analysis by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).
It's the first time that threshold has been crossed by a G7 economy. 14 10 17 Fast Track To Growth. From ( Later Life UK factsheet. International Longevity Centre - UK. Public transport fails the oldest and most vulnerable. Elderly design. Some lessons learned include: Students evaluated a broad range of products and environments, including Laundromats, grocery stores, subways, malls, movie theaters, bus terminals and other environments.
World Capital Institute. Curitiba, Brasil.
Nominated as a Knowledge City-Region. Curitiba is located in the wealthier southern part of Brazil. It is the capital of the predominantly agricultural state of Paraná and has a population of 1,760 500 (2010) Curitiba is situated near the coastal mountain ridge at 900 metres above sea-level and developed rapidly as a city in the latter half of the nineteenth century with the arrival of many immigrants from Europe. Future cities active travel. 2010 to 2015 government policy: local transport. Issue 55% of car journeys are under 5 miles - many of these trips could be walked, or made by bike or public transport.
Making these ways of travel more attractive encourages people to leave the car at home. This reduces their carbon footprint and helps the UK reach its climate change goals. Actions Funding The government gives funding to local transport authorities in England to help them develop their local transport services. Highways Maintenance Efficiency Programme To help local authorities plan and manage the road networks, the government has set up the Highways Maintenance Efficiency Programme. Buses. How Vehicle Emissions Affect Us. Vehicle emissions contribute to the formation of smog.
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in vehicle emissions can react to form ground level ozone and other secondary pollutants during the spring and summer months. During the winter months, vehicle emissions can be trapped near the ground by temperature inversions. This can lead to high levels of primary pollutants including nitrogen dioxide (NO2), carbon monoxide (CO) and particulate matter (PM2.5).
Car parking. Revealed: Britain's most overcrowded train lines. Martin Abrams, of the Campaign for Better Transport, said: "These figures show that overcrowding is becoming unbearable for rail users across the UK.
"Many of the country's main stations are struggling to keep pace with growing demand for rail travel at peak times and almost a quarter of passengers are now forced to stand on the busiest commuter routes. "People will be asking why the quality of their service and passenger experience is declining when fares have increased so steeply over the last 5 years. " • Find cheapest rail fares yourself, passengers told • Station staff in London suburbs 'fail to offer cheapest fares' Claire Perry, the rail minister, said more was being done to ease the strain on the rail network.
Census reveals details of how we travel to work in England and Wales. Pedestrian & Bicycle Information Center. Daily Travel Information Less than 2 milesAccording to a national travel survey, about 40 percent of trips are shorter than two miles—about a 30-minute walk or a 10-minute bike ride.
One in 12 U.S. households does not own an automobile (2009 National Household Travel Survey). Approximately 13 percent of persons 15 or older do not drive (2009 NHTS). There are 127 million walking trips and nine million bike trips in the U.S. every day (2009 NHTS). London residents cycling to work doubles in 10 years. CTC Cycling Statistics. No increase in commuters cycling: data breakdown. The proportion of people cycling to work across England and Wales has remained unchanged over a decade, according to official Census analysis. 741,000 working people aged 16 to 74 cycled to work in 2011, an increase of 90,000 on 2001 - however, as a proportion of working residents, the share cycling to work was unchanged at 2.8%, analysis by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows.
Skateboarding Safety-OrthoInfo. Copyright 2013 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Skateboarding Safety Skateboarding is a popular recreational activity among children and teenagers — especially boys.
In recent years, skateboarding spin-offs, such as longboarding and mountain boarding, have become increasingly common. Skateboarding Safety - RoSPA. Participants in skateboarding U.S. 2006-2014. This statistic shows the number of participants in skateboarding in the United States from 2006 to 2014.
In 2012, there were approximately 6.63 million participants in skateboarding in the U.S., up from 5.83 million the previous year. Skateboarding - additional information The number of participants in skateboarding in the United States decreased by around 3.5 million participants between 2006 and 2014. In 2006, more than 10 million Americans participated in the sport, but, by 2014, this figure had fallen to just 6.58 million, dropping as low as 5.83 million in 2011. In the seven years between 2006 and 2014, the number of skateboarding participants aged between six and 17 years decreased from 8.75 million to less than four million. X Games attendance 1995-2015. Childrens' roller skating participation in England 2010-2014.