Welcome to a different fantastic week. Earlier than our traditional enjoyable and video games start, we’d wish to share probably the most notable objects our writers and readers got here throughout prior to now seven days…
How fashionable are e-bikes?: Denver’s new subsidy program acquired 2,600 requests in its first two weeks!
Vehicles and burritos: The truth that persons are driving round multi-ton autos in large cities like San Francisco simply to ship just a few burritos is a testomony to our failed system and but one more reason we’d like leaders to introduce insurance policies and regulation that strongly favor smaller autos like bicycles to do the job.
Change is sweet: In an vital piece on the local weather motion, veteran NYC-based transportation reform activist Charles Komanoff makes the case that main local weather orgs have to look within the mirror and do extra to “problem American motordom.”
Bikes and bullets: 4 years after a boycott and protests towards its ties to gunmakers, the company father or mother of fashionable bike manufacturers like Blackburn and Giro have determined to separate their outside and ammunitions manufacturers into separate firms.
The fitting bike: Yet one more voice calling for folk to watch out about which bike they purchase as a result of the business continues to be overly-focused on promoting individuals quick/aggressive race bikes when most individuals can be happier with one thing extra chill.
Asking properly: With a report quantity of site visitors deaths, NYC will spend $4 million on a billboard advertising and marketing marketing campaign that may attempt to scare drivers into slowing down.
E-bike revolution standing report: New York Metropolis probably has extra e-bike riders than every other metropolis in America so it’s all the time attention-grabbing to get an replace on how the revolution is enjoying out and what it can take to get to the subsequent degree.
Math all the time wins: Norway plans to roll again electrical automotive buy incentives and desires extra individuals to take the bus and journey bikes as a result of are simply now realizing that electrical vehicles are the identical as gas-powered vehicles in each single manner besides their energy supply.
IBR questions: Whereas the I-5 freeway enlargement challenge between Portland and Vancouver took an enormous step final week, Metropolis Observatory’s Joe Cortright needs us all to think about that a number of vital unanswered questions stay.
One thing enjoyable: This week’s New Yorker cowl is a superb ode to biking from artist Frank Vivas.
Because of everybody who despatched us hyperlinks this week!
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