What We’re Reading: June 28, 2016

What We’re Reading: June 28, 2016

In this edition: Uber for seniors; Yoga classes at the supermarket; Huntsville talks about Complete Streets.

A street in Barcelona, Spain. Photo credit: Wikipedia

Around the Web

Nonprofit Partners With For-Profit to Fund Rides for Seniors.” Aging Today, November 23, 2015

An Atlanta man is partnering with ride-share company Uber to create a service catering to seniors who have difficulty driving themselves.

Superblocks to the Rescue.” The Guardian, May 17, 2016 

Barcelona, Spain is redesigning some of its streets to slow down cars and prioritize bicycles and pedestrians. This change comes after studies were released showing the negative effects of air pollution on the health of the city’s residents.

Open Streets: 10 Cities That Put Cars in Park for a Day.” USA Today, June 10, 2016 

Huntsville’s Mayor’s Bike Ride has already taken place this year, but there are other bike events being held around the country this summer. Many cities worldwide have launched festivals to promote healthy living and transportation options.

Attention Shoppers: Yoga on Aisle 3.” Wall Street Journal, June 13, 2016 

In order to compete with online shopping, some grocery store chains are adding features to attract and retain customers. A store in Phoenix includes a culinary school; another in New York offers yoga classes.

Complete Streets News- June 2016.” Smart Growth America, June 22, 2016 

Huntsville made the National Complete Streets Coalition’s monthly newsletter. Find out why below…

Featured Video

Smart Growth America’s Complete Streets Workshop in Huntsville.” City of Huntsville, June 20, 2016 

A brief recap of the Complete Streets event that was held on June 15 at Campus No. 805. The full presentation can be found here.

Featured Book

Celebrating the Third Place by Ray Oldenburg. A “third place” is somewhere in your town you enjoy spending time at other than home or work– this could be a coffee shop, bookstore, supermarket (see above), etc. This book profiles a variety of popular “third places” around the country.

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