Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on January 23rd, 2017 at 5:15 pm
This Weeks Monday Roundup is sponsored by the Worst Day of the Year Ride, coming on February 12th!
Welcome to the week.
We’ve got lots of stories to share this week. Before we get started, let’s not forget about the most interesting and important stories we came across last week…
Symoblism in India: If I were a citizen of India I seriously consider voting for the political party that just won the right to use the bicycle as their official symbol.
Guilt caught on camera – or not: A video appears to show clear negligence by a bus operator but the NYPD failed to hold anyone accountable and won’t investigate.
Riding in winter: People in Chicago are cycling through cold winters in larger numbers these days — and some credit the presence of bike share.
Our low-car future: Daimler is betting on a low-car future and they’ve moved their urban transportation software company Moovel to Portland to make good on that bet.
Tips to keep going: If you’re having trouble getting on the road in the cold and wet and snow, here are some winter riding tips from Iowa.
Potholes are no joke: According to British transport minister 99 people died while cycling because of potholes and other dangerous road conditions between 2014 and 2015.
SF’s new bike share: A new bike-share system from Chinese company Bluegogo will soon launch on the streets of San Francisco — much to the city’s frustration.
Car culture run amok: This article about why elected politicians in Napa California voted against red light cameras displays the worst aspects of America’s dangerous addiction to unfettered and unregulated car use.
Fatbiking trend: If fatbiking gets as big as snowboarding, as this Guardian article suggests, it would be great news for Oregon.
Enforcement and racial profiling: Chicago’s vision zero effort is clear-eyed about the potential of racial profiling as police step up enforcement.
Helmetless and proud of it: The inimitable BikeSnob NYC lays down his argument about why it’s perfectly fine to ride the streets of Manhattan without a helmet.
Tour de Trump: In the early 1990s Donald Trump put his moniker on a high-profile bike race that was credited with raising the profile of the sport in America.
Don’t stress: Bike planners in Washington D.C. are using “Level of traffic stress,” or LTS, as a metric to define what to expect while looking for a new bike route.
Thanks to everyone who sent in links this week.