Sometimes there is just one thing separating a venture from success. For Raj Janagam, that thing was a meeting with the Indian government about expanding his bike sharing program. The only problem: He wasn’t in India.
If all goes according to plan, New Yorkers will soon be able to abandon their subway cards and cab fare in favor of a cheaper, healthier, and more eco-friendly option: public bicycles. If it can avoid the problems that plague other city's programs, that is.
Today, obesity is poised to overtake tobacco as the leading preventable cause of death in America. More than a third of all Americans are obese and an additional third, overweight. Total U.S. health care costs attributable to obesity are expected reach $860 to $960 billion by 2030.