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THE VAST MAJORITY OF ORLANDO AND JACKSONVILLE RESIDENTS WOULD GIVE UP SOCIAL MEDIA, TV OR THEIR PHONE IN EXCHANGE FOR AN EXTRA HOUR IN THEIR DAY, ACCORDING TO RECENT SURVEY

As daylight saving time ends, new Roll by Goodyear tire installation service helps time-strapped drivers realize the possibilities an extra hour can lend

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As daylight saving time ends, new Roll by Goodyear tire installation service helps time-strapped drivers realize the possibilities an extra hour can lend

AKRON, Ohio, Nov. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Clocks across Florida “fall back” one hour on Nov. 6 as daylight saving time ends, a welcome change for the 57% of Jacksonville and Orlando residents who feel they do not have enough time to finish daily tasks, according to a new study from Goodyear (NASDAQ: GT).

To better understand how locals can benefit from an extra hour in their day, Roll by Goodyear, a new time-saving tire installation service in Jacksonville and Orlando, surveyed* more than 1,000 local residents ahead of what could be the final year the clocks change in Florida for daylight saving.

The study revealed that, on average, Jacksonville and Orlando residents said they need three additional hours per day to work through the tasks they’re expected to complete. In fact, locals are so strapped for time that two in three respondents would give up social media, TV or their phone just for an extra hour back in their day. Fortunately for drivers, sacrificing time – or social media – is no longer necessary when it comes to one common to-do: changing tires.

“We built Roll by Goodyear with drivers’ busy schedules in mind and a mission to ‘change tires, not your plans,’” said Johnny McIntosh, senior director of Digital and Ecommerce at Goodyear. “We hope that by introducing an effortless tire installation service in Jacksonville and Orlando, drivers can get time back in their day to focus on things that matter most.”

With Roll by Goodyear, drivers in greater Jacksonville and Orlando can save time by shopping for tires on Goodyear.com and have them delivered and installed at a time and place of their choosing, whether at home, the office or even at their kid’s soccer practice. With 70% of locals agreeing the hour gained on Nov. 6 will make a difference in their day, drivers can now enjoy those same “fall back” time-saving benefits they experience annually any time they need new tires.

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More key highlights from the Roll by Goodyear survey:

JACKSONVILLE

  • Time back is so appealing to Jacksonville adults that 85% said they would love to give people an extra hour in their day as a birthday gift.
  • When asked about activities most neglected in their daily lives due to a lack of time, sleep (51%), exercise (46%), quality time with friends and family (44%) and self-care (43%) topped all responses.
  • When asked what an extra hour in their day would be used for, Jacksonville respondents prioritized quality time with family and friends (38%) and getting more sleep (35%).

ORLANDO

  • The search for more time is even more profound among Orlando parents, with 80% saying the time change on Nov. 6 will make a difference in their day.
  • While sleep was most neglected in Orlandoans’ daily lives (56%), locals prioritized quality time with family and friends (42%) and exercise (35%) if given an extra hour in their day.
  • Orlando likes the idea of gifting “time back” even more than Jacksonville, with 89% of local respondents saying they would love to give an hour back as a birthday gift.

Booking an appointment with Roll by Goodyear is simple. Drivers can confirm the right tires by vehicle type, tire size or license plate number on Goodyear.com and schedule an appointment for a date, time and location that works best for them.

To learn more, book an appointment and save time on your next tire installation, visit the Roll by Goodyear website.

*Survey Methodology 

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company conducted an online survey among n = 1,029 residents in Jacksonville and Orlando, FL that over the age of 18. The survey was conducted between Oct. 7-14, 2022 and has a market specific margin of error of +/- 4 percentage at a 95 percent confidence level.

About The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

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Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 72,000 people and manufactures its products in 57 facilities in 23 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio, and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg, strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to www.goodyear.com/corporate.

SOURCE The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

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TODAY IS NATIONAL GROUNDHOG DAY

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It’s February 2nd and this is the day that Mr./Ms. Groundhog may or may not see his shadow. If he does, could there there be six more weeks of winter?

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Groundhog Day (Pennsylvania GermanGrund’sau dåkGrundsaudaagGrundsow DawgMurmeltiertagNova ScotiaDaks Day) is a popular North American tradition observed in the United States and Canada on February 2. It derives from the Pennsylvania Dutch superstition that if a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day and sees its shadow due to clear weather, it will retreat to its den, and winter will go on for six more weeks; if it does not see its shadow because of cloudiness, spring will arrive early.

While the tradition remains popular in the 21st century, studies have found no consistent association between a groundhog seeing its shadow and the subsequent arrival time of spring-like weather.

The weather lore was brought from German-speaking areas where the badger (German: Dachs) is the forecasting animal. This appears to be an enhanced version of the lore that clear weather on the Christian festival of Candlemas forebodes a prolonged winter.

The Groundhog Day ceremony held at Punxsutawney in western Pennsylvania, centering on a semi-mythical groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil, has become the most frequently attended ceremony. Grundsow Lodges in Pennsylvania Dutch Country in the southeastern part of the state observe the occasion as well. Other cities in the United States and Canada also have adopted the event. (wikipedia)

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Black History Month

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Black History Month

(wikipedia) Black History Month is an annual observance originating in the United States, where it is also known as African-American History Month. It has received official recognition from governments in the United States and Canada, and more recently has been observed in Ireland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. It began as a way of remembering important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. It is celebrated in February in the United States[5] and Canada,[6] while in Ireland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom it is observed in October.

Black History is not just a month long observance in February, but a continual look at African-American contributions to this country.

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That year LA declared it was at “Peak Car!”

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Peak Car
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Was there a time it was consider that “The City of Angeles,” had reached “Peak Car?”

I recently came across an article posted by the Metro Digital Resources Librarian on the Dorothy Peyton Gray Transportation Library and Archive web site run by Metro Los Angeles. The article talked about LA’s new obsession with the automobile and how it gained popularity, in the early 1920s.

Library researchers pointed out that notable resources concurred with this, including Scott L. Bottles’ Los Angeles and the Automobile: The Making of the Modern City, and Ashleigh Brilliant’s The Great Car Craze, How Southern California Collided with the Automobile in the 1920s.

The automobile was new and fresh, and also offered freedom to its owners, who realized that they could become more mobile and not rely solely on the massive LA street car network at the time.  The number of vehicle registrations in Los Angeles had quadrupled in just an eight-year period from 1914-1922.

“Automobile use exploded as the passenger vehicle transitioned from a hobbyist’s pursuit to a relatively affordable means of getting around the sprawling region and beyond.”

Metro Librarian found out what was happening on the public transit side of the story when they found an article published in Electric Railway Journal titled “California and Her Tractions, Part II.

MetroDigital Resource Librarian:

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As one of several features titled “A Series of Articles on Salient Phases of the Electric Railway Situation,” author Edward Hungerford details the then current state of public transit in the Los Angeles area.

And within that overview, he interviews Paul Shoup, Pacific Electric Railways president and vice-president of Southern Pacific Company.

Hungerford documents Pacific Electric’s earnings in a recent six-month period, and asks Shoup “for the real translation of these figures.”

Shoup responds by stating:

They mean that the peak of the competition of the automobile, publicly or privately owned or operated, has been reached out here — and passed. Not only is the rapidly rising cost of cars and tires and gasoline and oil beginning to deter the overenthusiastic motorists, but I think that the novelty of excessive motor riding also is rather wearing off. The hazards of driving on crowded highways are becoming more apparent and parking spaces in towns and cities more a question of doubt.

In addition to our great numbers of motor stage routes in every direction, we now have some 500,000 automobiles in California licensed for pleasure purposes, to which should be added the cars owned and operated by the 100,000 Easterners who come out here every winter. The competitive effect of all these cars has been, and still is, vast indeed. But we already can see in it a declining curve.

Yes, you read that right, Shoup declared that personal vehicle usage had peaked and that it was on the decline.

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Shoup explains that Los Angeles Railway profits were consistent with those of Pacific Electric, but acknowledges that “increases in both operating cost and taxes had gone ahead a little more than proportionately.” But he intimates that the rising cost of automobile operation (gas, tires) means that cars will cease their encroachment into transit’s share of mobility.

MetroDigital Resource Librarian:

This statement was part of an interview published in a national journal. Was he telling industry professionals what they wanted to hear? Did he want to assuage fears of rail employees that their jobs were going to disappear as more people purchased and used automobiles? Was he hoping that his perspective would turn into a self-fulfilling prophecy so he could remain atop Pacific Electric and Southern Pacific?

You can read the full article here: https://metroprimaryresources.info/when-los-angeles-was-declared-to-have-hit-peak-car-in-1920/15665/

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