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Jan. 16, 2015 — Only about 2 percent of commuters in three metro areas - Atlanta, the Twin Cities and Los Angeles - reported pedaling their bicycles to the transit station, suggesting the need for better ... read more

Jan. 12, 2015 — Intercity bus departures grew 2.1 percent last year, research shows. The lead researcher says, "Once people switch to the bus, they often become frequent users, in part due to the generous ... read more

Commuting by Bicycle: Why the Irish Aren't Like the Dutch (Yet)

Nov. 11, 2014 — Cities around the world are pouring money into beautiful bicycle paths in hopes of convincing citizens to drive less and bike more. According to a new study, however, getting people to go from four ... read more

Bicycle-Friendly City Infrastructure in U.S. Significantly Increases Cycling to Work by Residents, Which Can Improve Health of Locals

Nov. 4, 2014 — The number of people commuting by bike has increased by 60% over the past decade, but until now, the increase has not been closely tied to a supportive city infrastructure. Researchers evaluated how ... read more

Excess Parking at Some Denver Sports Stadiums

Aug. 4, 2014 — Sports stadiums in Denver suffer from excess parking, creating unattractive concrete spaces, heat islands, and missed economic opportunities, according to a new study. "We tend to think the more ... read more

Apr. 16, 2014 — If you’re planning a summer vacation or weekend getaway, when you book your hotel room can make a big difference. A new study found you’ll be happier with your hotel stay if you book your room ... read more

Apr. 9, 2014 — Can modern engineers learn best practices from ancient road builders? Modern road construction often relies on modifying the landscape by blasting through rock, which can result in landslides. ... read more

British Medical Tourists Seeking Treatment Overseas Without Sufficient Information, Advice

Feb. 3, 2014 — A team of researchers has found that British people traveling abroad for medical treatment are often unaware of the potential health and financial consequences they could ... read more

Researchers Warn of the 'Myths' of Global Medical Tourism

Nov. 4, 2013 — A team of British researchers is warning governments and healthcare decision makers across the globe to be wary of the myths and hype surrounding medical ... read more

Rise of Medical Tourism Shows Impact on Cosmetic Surgery Market

Oct. 30, 2013 — Would you consider traveling to Mexico or India for a less-expensive rhinoplasty or breast augmentation procedure? Many Americans are doing just that -- and the trend is having an impact on the ... read more

Start Travelling and Change Your Life Perceptions

Sep. 26, 2013 — Do we have a long-term sense of being, direction in life and well-being because of travel and tourism? Tourism psychology research has previously been concerned with tourist motivation, behavior in ... read more

Study of Veterans Finds Links Between Outdoor Activities, Improved Mental Health

July 25, 2013 — Veterans participating in extended outdoor group recreation show signs of improved mental health, suggesting a link between the activities and long-term psychological well-being, according to results ... read more

June 24, 2013 — NOAA's National Weather Service has discovered that 64 percent of lightning deaths since 2006 occurred while people were participating in leisure activities, with fishing topping the list at 26 ... read more

Mar. 28, 2013 — Adolescents participating in wilderness and adventure therapy programs are at significantly less risk of injury than those playing football and are three times less likely to visit the emergency room ... read more

Recession Drives Down U.S. National Park Visitation

Oct. 19, 2012 — A national recession doesn't just affect Americans' wallets. It also impacts their travel to national parks, a new study has found. Recent visitation statistics released by the US ... read more

As Population, Interest in Outdoor Recreation Grow, More Pressure Likely for Northern Forests

Sep. 26, 2012 — Despite just modest gains in population and participation in outdoor recreation compared to the rest of the nation, there is a strong likelihood of increasing pressure on forest and other undeveloped ... read more

Berlin Beats London and Washington in League Table of World's Best Democratic Space, Experts Say

Aug. 8, 2012 — New research suggests that Berlin has the best democratic space in the world, topping a list that includes London, Washington and ... read more

Jan. 30, 2012 — New research suggests that major growth in the travel, leisure and tourism industry in the coming century may be possible as more people begin to define recreation as a learning and educational ... read more

Controversy Over Reopening the 'Sistine Chapel' of Stone Age Art

Oct. 26, 2011 — Plans to reopen Spain's Altamira caves are stirring controversy over the possibility that tourists' visits will further damage the 20,000-year old wall paintings that changed views about ... read more

National Forests Can Provide Public Health Benefits, U.S. Study Finds

Sep. 7, 2011 — Each year, more than 170 million people visit U.S. national forests for recreation. And the physical activity associated with these visits burns 290 billion food calories. That equals enough french ... read more

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