With: Eddie Hill and Bridget Nemeth, Old Dominion University
In an effort to curb pollution and congestion, cities across the U.S. have adopted bike share programs, and now colleges and universities are following suit. Hill and Nemeth started a bike share program on the campus of Old Dominion University, which offers free bikes to students.
With: Ralph Buehler, Virginia Tech
Call it affordable, sustainable transportation. Call it public health. In his book City Cycling, Buehler emphasizes that bicycling shouldn’t be limited to those who are trained, fit, and daring enough to battle traffic on busy roads.
With: Jerry Franklin, Danville Community College
The electric bicycle, or e-bike, is growing in popularity and creating jobs.
With: Silvia Blemker and Geoffrey Handsfield, University of Virginia
Many runners today are taking off their shoes in favor of barefoot running. Blemker and Handsfield are mapping the muscles to learn how running barefoot compares to running with shoes.
With: Scott Reynolds Nelson, College of William and Mary
The song “John Henry” is one of the most popular in American history, but for years nobody knew whether the legendary railroad tunneler was a real person or simply a tall tale. Nelson discovered a historic record of a railroad worker named John Henry, who was buried secretly by the Richmond Penitentiary.
With: Andrew Velkey, Christopher Newport University
One psychologist is researching the foraging behavior of men and women drivers searching for parking spaces. There are the “perchers” and then there are the “soarers.”