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The Monday Roundup: A gallery of street changes, L.A.’s road rethink & more

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Same space, different vision.
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This week’s Monday Roundup is brought to you by Metro’s Bike There! Map, now available at local bike shops.

Here are the bike links from around the world that caught our eyes this week:

Before/after gallery: A new website from Brazil documents public space transformations from around the world.

Los Angeles turns: Its Mobility Plan 2035 abandons the practice of street widening in favor of 300 new miles of protected bike lanes, 240 new miles of bus-only lanes and in 20 years, it says, zero traffic fatalities.

Biking vacation: Fox News host Megyn Kelly’s plan for cooling off this week in the wake of being attacked by Donald Trump for asking aggressive debate questions: turning off her phone and riding her bike.

“We’re All Drivers”: That’s the name of Bike Cleveland’s new public awareness campaign, intended to help people see bike users as legitimate road users.

Protected intersection: 18 months after a Portland-based designer coined the phrase, the country’s first is open in Davis, Calif.

The Paris stop: France’s capital, where the bike mode share has risen from 1.5 percent in 2006 to 5 percent today and which is aiming for 15 percent by 2020, recently legalized going through red lights on a bicycle “with all due care and attention.”

Vision Zero: San Francisco’s policy includes a pledge to complete 24 priority safety projects by February, including banning most turns onto part of Market Street.

Park and Pedal: That’s the name of a network of parking lots in the Boston area that are designed to help suburbanites drive partway to work, then saddle up to head into the city.

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Bike-ped lawsuit: A judge ordered a Virginia man to pay $300,000 in damages for unexpectedly turning, while he jogged, into the path of someone biking.

Breathalyzing bike lock: The $250 “Alcho-Lock” won’t open until you blow clean.

Inhuman collision: A Missouri man whose truck broke down was hit with such speed that his remains were scattered across the freeway and not recognized as human for hours.

Pro-bike poll: What convinced Seattle to start removing some parking lanes to make room for protected bike lanes? Maybe it has something to do with the poll two years ago that found 63% of Seattlites support this.

And in your very brief video of the week, Golden State Warrior Klay Thompson hits a one-handed basket from half court without even pausing his pedal.

Working on being more versatile this offseason S/o to @ttwersky for the dime in the shooting pocket

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— If you come across a noteworthy story, send it in via email, Tweet @bikeportland, or whatever else and we’ll consider adding it to next Monday’s roundup.