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.
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.
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.
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.