24 Jun

Is It Dangerous to Bike on a City Sidewalk?


When it comes to city bicyclists and city sidewalks, it is not only often dangerous to bike on a city sidewalk, but can be illegal as well. City to city, laws differ. So while cities may consider sidewalk biking illegal, others may not. If you’re considering biking on the sidewalk, check your city’s laws first. But regardless of legality, recognize that cycling on sidewalks may pose danger to bicyclists, pedestrians, and even drivers.

15 May

Cities Are the Solution to Climate Change


While cities get a bad rap for the strain that they place on the environment, it’s cities that are the solution to climate change. Historically, cities are hubs for trade, culture, innovation, and commerce. But when it comes to climate change, cities not only contribute the most to the negative effects of global warming, but they also deal with the day-to-day effects, including extreme heat, sunny day flooding, and more.

04 May

Make the Streets Safer for Pedestrians


Pedestrian fatalities have been on the rise since 2008, in fact, between 2007 and 2017, pedestrian fatalities increased by 35%, and more than a third of those fatalities occurred on local streets—not highways or state roads. And 2018 was projected to have the most deaths since 1990.

This fact is sobering, and it doesn’t have to be that way.

30 Mar

Blue Light is Bad For Vision


Sight deterioration is a common, natural part of aging. That being said, certain lifestyle habits can speed up that deterioration. Researchers believe there could be a connection between age-related macular degeneration and blue light exposure. 

Blue wavelengths have an important role in our lives. They manage circadian rhythms and boost mood. However, most of us also experience blue light from digital devices, which emit a blue wavelength range of 400-490 nm — a wavelength that the human eye is unable to block or reflect.

02 Mar

6 Benefits of Bike Lanes


For the urban setting, bike lanes can offer many benefits to the community. More and more cities are seeking ways to cut down on congestion while also improving the environment, and these cities are turning to the bicycle. However, the addition of e-bikes and shared bicycles is creating its own number of problems.

25 Feb

What is a Protected Bicycle Sidewalk?


A protected bicycle sidewalk is a pathway designated specifically for bikes, usually marked with signs, curbs, or posts to separate the bicycle lane from automobile traffic on the street. Bike-friendly routes create an urban environment that makes biking not only practical but safer too. A protected bicycle lane can cut down on commuter congestion and city pollution.

08 Feb

11 Disability Myths You Need To Stop Believing


Forming ideas about how other people live is a common problem, and individuals who live with a disability often face a number of myths about disabilities. These misconceptions come from a variety of places, whether through stereotypes or misinformation. Many disability myths are rooted in a misunderstanding about what it’s like to live with a disability.

To help diminish the ongoing stigma, stereotypes, and myths that people with disabilities face, it’s crucial that society does work to debunk common disability myths.

01 Dec

Public Transit Tips for Individuals with Low Vision


Public transportation offers independence to individuals with low vision, providing opportunities for community involvement, job commute, and so much more. While public transportation offers independence, it can be difficult for individuals with low vision to navigate the transportation system. Any public transportation can be complicated to use--from finding the right route, boarding the correct bus, and exiting at the right stop.

26 Nov

Interior Home Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities


Interior home accommodations for individuals with disabilities can create a more welcoming and accessible living experience for friends, family, and visitors who deal with disabilities. Depending on whether or not you have someone who needs the accommodations daily or if you have the occasional visitor with disabilities, these interior home accommodations can make a big difference.

22 Nov

Manage Mobility Data for a More Accessible World


Mainstream transportation infrastructure and public services are predominantly designed for individuals who do not use mobility devices to navigate life. As tech companies connect transportation to apps, the services still target individuals without mobility issues or mobility devices. While this is not a bad thing, cheaper and smarter transportation options should also be factored in for individuals with disabilities.