Mobility and Mood: Does Your Commute Make You Happy?

Mobility and Mood: Does Your Commute Make You Happy?

In a new study on the connection between mood and transport, bicyclists were found to be the happiest, giving one more reason to choose sustainable mobility. Photo by Onny Carr/Flickr. There is a complex connection between the environments we inhabit and the way we feel. For instance, urban physicists have studied how rain and wind influence walking patterns , environmental psychologists have researched how the presence of nature influences well-being , and urban designers have studied how street design can create safety and social closeness . But, until earlier this month, people only had a hazy, individual idea of how they felt while using different mobility modes. Now, Eric Morris from Clemson University and Erick Guerra from the University of Pennsylvania have published a study in the journal Transportation entitled “Mood and Mode: Does how we travel affect how we feel...

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