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  • Americans are walking more
  • Americans are walking more
    Linh Nguyen (2012) ©

Americans are walking more

It’s a common conception that our love for cars will simply increase until – in a WALL-E-esque dystopia – we remain permanently lodged in our vehicles, massively overweight and incapable of movement. But, in a surprising development, new statistics show that Americans are actually walking more.



  • University provides a ‘texting and walking lane’ University provides a ‘texting and walking lane’

    Technology has increased the expectation that we should be on call 24/7 and it's becoming increasingly difficult to put down our phones. Utah University has introduced a specially designated ‘walk and text lane’ for people glued to their screens. But will they glance up to notice?

  • Article image Why Generation Y won’t take the wheel

    The desire to own and drive your own car used to be a life-defining characteristic for young Brits – but its importance is fading. And it’s the same case in other countries too, from the US and Germany to Japan and Australia. But why? And how is the car industry responding?

  • The psychological benefits of walking The psychological benefits of walking

    Charles Dickens, Virginia Woolf and George Orwell. Aside from their literary genius, they're also united by their love for walking, and the time it gave them to spend with their thoughts. Yet in the fast-paced modern world, is there still room for the 'purposeless' walk?

  • Article image We Are What We Do: tools to change behaviour

    Environmental change begins with behavioural change, but simply telling people to 'be better' isn't enough.  We Are What We Do's 'incidental change' repositions ethics as a bonus.