Support for bicycle mass transit in China may hold lessons for others

first_img Read Full Story As nations struggle with the health consequences associated with physical inactivity — 5.3 million deaths per year, according to a 2012 study published in Lancet and led by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researcher I-M Lee — they may gain insight from China’s longstanding support for bicycling, which can provide an affordable way to get exercise.Anne Lusk, research scientist in the Department of Nutrition at HSPH, compares the history of bicycling in China with that of the U.S. and the Netherlands in an article in the winter 2012 issue of Harvard Asia Quarterly, the professional academic journal of Harvard University’s Asia Center. Lusk has more than 30 years of experience researching and consulting to help communities develop comfortable, safe bicycling environments to motivate people of all ages and incomes around the world to bicycle. She was quoted March 8, 2013 on boston.com on plans for a cycle track in downtown Boston.In her article — which looked at bicycling in China, the U.S. and the Netherlands around 1890, 1920, 1949, 1970, and currently — Lusk described how over the years the Chinese government set aside road space, that generally is more than double the 6- to 8-foot width of typical bicycle-exclusive cycle tracks in the U.S., and funding for a bicycle mass transit system that continues today. China now has miles and miles of wide tree-lined cycle tracks, separated from sidewalks and roadways by barriers that allow cyclists to ride side-by-side and talk — thus, the concept of “social cycle tracks.”last_img read more

Lady Bulldogs & Lady Cardinals Split DH

first_imgTaylor Rowlett (4 points) and Kelsey Roell (4 points) led the team in scoring. Taylor also lead the team with 5 steals.  Jill Hartman had a team high 6 rebounds. The Batesville 8th grade girls’ basketball team lost to St. Louis by a score of 37 to 17. The seventh grade Lady Bulldogs won a close contest against a good St. Louis team.The Bulldogs were led in scoring by Hattie Westerfeld with 12 followed by Ellie Waechter with 10, and Caitlyn Broering with 6. Sydney Ayette and Stephanie Nobbe played very well defensively for the Dogs.The seventh grade girls are now 1 and 2 on the season.St Louis 7th grade Lady Cardinals hosted cross town rival Batesville Bulldogs Monday night and came up on the losing end by a final score of 31 to 29.St Louis worked hard on both ends of the floor. Best of the year. The game was entertaining and up for grabs right up to the final horn.Hanna Hurm lead the offense with 12 points. Hailey Mohr followed with 6. Avery Roell & Harlee Masavage each had 4 points. Kate Burkhart added 3.Score by Quarter. St Louis 6 Batesville 4; St Louis 14 Batesville 10; St Louis 20 Batesville 22; St Louis 29 Batesville 31.center_img Score by Quarter:BMS:    4   8   12   17ST. L: 11  17   28   37Batesville Season Record: 2-1.St. Louis 8th grade girls were victorious over Batesville, 37-17.SLS had 3 girls in double figures.  Gabi Garcia had 14, Audrey Weigel with 13, and Baylee Rohlfing with 10. Rohlfing dominated the boards with 13 rebounds.  Weigel had 6 steals and Audrey Amberger had 5 steals.Submitted by all of the coaches.last_img read more

Tiger Woods’ score: Masters results, highlights from Saturday’s Round 3

first_imgWhile he won’t enter the final round with the lead, Tiger Woods is well within striking distance of his fifth green jacket.On a day in which Woods shot a 5-under 67, a performance he needed in order to keep his spot near the top, Francesco Molinari and Tony Finau also surged up the leaderboard. At the conclusion of Woods’ round, Molinari held the Masters lead by one stroke while Finau was in a tie for second place with Woods at 11 under. A tee shot into the bunker forces Woods to play more conservatively, and that leads to a second consecutive par.Hole 1: Par 4, 445 yardsWoods’ first drive lands on the fairway. HIs approach shot lands on the green but is still about 35 feet out. He makes a rather routine par to start.Tiger has started his third round.He’s found the fairway at the first hole.What do you think he shoots today?pic.twitter.com/SozX6vIZZk— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) April 13, 2019 MORE: Watch the Masters live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)The key for Woods was his putting, something he struggled with at times on Thursday and Friday. He didn’t miss a putt from inside seven feet Saturday.After a ho-hum start that saw him go 1 over for the day through the first five holes, Woods turned on the accelerator. He birdied Holes 6-8 and added three more in a four-hole span from 13 to 16.With weather expected to be a factor on Sunday, Woods and the rest of the final groups will tee off earlier than normal.Sporting News provided scoring updates and highlights of Woods’ third round at Augusta National Golf Club. Follow along below.Masters live leaderboardFor complete scores, check out our full Masters leaderboard, featuring Woods and the rest of the field.MORE: Tiger Woods’ best career Masters finishes, rankedTiger Woods’ score: Results, highlights from Round 3Hole (Par)Tiger’s score (Overall)   Place1 (4)Even (-6)T-62 (5)Even (-6)T-73 (4)Even (-6) T-94 (3)Even (-6)T-105 (4)1 over (-5)T-146 (3)Even (-6)T-107 (4)1 under (-7)T-68 (5)2 under (-8)T-39 (4)2 under (-8) T-410 (4)2 under (-8)T-411 (4)2 under (-8)T-512 (3)2 under (-8)T-513 (5)3 under (-9)T-214 (4)3 under (-9)T-415 (5)4 under (-10)T-216 (3)5 under (-11)T-117 (4)5 under (-11)T-218 (4)5 under (-11)T-2(All times Eastern)Hole 18: Par 4, 465 yardsWoods nearly sinks a birdie putt from 35 feet, but he will take a par to finish his round. He remains one shot behind Molinari as he heads into the clubhouse. Hole 17: Par 4, 440 yardsWoods picks up another par. Molinari added a birdie and now leads by a stroke. Hole 16: Par 3, 170 yardsTiger is tied for the lead! A beautiful tee shot puts Woods within seven feet of the hole and he sinks the putt.”Well, well, well.”Tiger fires a DART on No. 16. pic.twitter.com/6KECJJFQeG— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) April 13, 2019Tiger Woods: co-leader at the Masters. pic.twitter.com/BPoRDnRtJ7— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) April 13, 2019Hole 15: Par 5, 530 yardsHe is within one! Woods nearly gave himself an eagle opportunity on the green, but instead was forced to chip from past the hole. He got it within a couple of feet from the cup and easily tapped it in for birdie.Hole 14: Par 4, 440 yardsNo harm with a par on No. 14. A 40-foot birdie putt proves to be a bit too far. Hole 13: Par 5, 510 yardsDespite being forced to lay up, Woods makes his first birdie since the eighth hole. He moves into a tie for second place and is two strokes off the lead.Man on a mission. @TigerWoods leaves Amen Corner with a birdie and sits just two back of the lead.pic.twitter.com/rCR10dzUxo— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) April 13, 2019Hole 12: Par 3, 155 yardsAnother birdie putt that Woods couldn’t muster into the hole. It’s a par, but also a missed opportunity. He has made par on two of the first three par-3s.Hole 11: Par 4, 505 yardsWoods hits an incredible approach shot from the trees onto the green, but the birdie putt is a bit short. He cards his third par in a row.Hole 10: Par 4, 495 yardsTwo-putt par for Woods to begin the back nine. He nearly drains the birdie putt. He trails Finau by two strokes.Hole 9: Par 4, 460 yardsEffective up-and-down for par to close the front nine. Woods’ pitch sets him up nicely for a routine par putt. He remains one stroke back.Hole 8: Par 5, 570 yardsA spectacular second shot puts Woods within 11 feet of his first eagle of the tournament, but the putt just slides by the hole. He will gladly take the birdie and is one shot behind leaders Webb Simpson and Tony Finau. Hole 7: Par 4, 450 yardsThe shot of the round so far for Woods comes on his approach. He places one a foot from the pin, leading to an easy birdie. He is just two shots off the lead.Dialed. In.Two straight birdies for @TigerWoods … pic.twitter.com/Y8shm8zSUs— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) April 13, 2019Hole 6: Par 3, 180 yardsWoods gains a much-needed stroke by carding his first birdie of the round. He stuck the tee shot within 18 feet of the cup and sank the putt.Has @TigerWoods found his spark?He notches his first birdie of the day to get back to six under.pic.twitter.com/GoDu5RvcBa— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) April 13, 2019Hole 5: Par 4, 495 yardsFor the third straight day, Woods has bogeyed the fifth. A tee shot into the bunker did him no favors.Hole 4: Par 3, 240 yardsWoods’ birdie putt from 18 feet rolls just by the hole, meaning he pars his four straight. Tony Finau has staked his claim atop the leaderboard at 9 under, so Woods now trails by three strokes. He’s going to have to break the par streak some time.Hole 3: Par 4, 350 yardsNo dice on the 12-foot birdie putt and Woods fails to take advantage of the short par-4. He isn’t gaining any ground, but he hasn’t lost any, either.Hole 2: Par 5, 575 yardslast_img read more