Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on May 8th, 2017 at 12:28 pm
Welcome to Monday.
Here are the best stories we came across last week…
Bikes will rule the world: And cars will be the biggest losers. Seriously. So says a, “a prominent analyst of disruptive technologies, who has spent the past three and a half years researching the future of transportation.”
Order — not safety or livability — is the priority: Doug Gordon at Brooklyn Spoke explains why people on foot and bikes in cities is so unsettling to law enforcement and the (mostly driving) public in general.
Mr. Trek speaks: Trek Bicycles President John Burke dishes on products, sales figures, the “Lance Effect”, advocacy, Trump, and a lot more in this interview with Business Insider.
Bike fashion opinions: The head of Rapha, a high-end cycling apparel brand, told The Guardian that most people look “appalling” on a bike.
Ride into office: Jared Fisher, a bike shop owner in Las Vegas, wants to be the next republican governor of Nevada.
How walking helps us think: You have probably experienced this while biking too: The act of moving your body with your own power — especially while walking — puts your mind and body in a state of optiminum output.
Safer streets for all?: Streetsblog Chicago looks into the data to show that while streets are safer for people inside cars and trucks, they are more dangerous for everyone else.
It’s Oregon’s time: T4 America has the analysis of the 27 states that have recently passed major transportation funding measures.
Faster and faster: Organizers of the famous Giro d’ Italia stage planned to maintain a leaderboard of the fastest descenders. Many were worried it would incentivize risk and lead to crashes. The UCI asked the Giro organizers to remove it, and the organizers removed the category.
Culture shifting in London: British MPs are using words like “privilege” when it comes to driving and saying that in a perfect world vulnerable road users should have highest priority.
The state of suburbia: Richard Florida makes the case that American suburbs are in “crisis” as demographic and economic shifts now favor urban areas and outlying rural zones.
Transit vs cars in L.A.: The Economist shines on a light on the status of Los Angeles’s efforts to tame auto traffic with better transit.
Drive less, save more (lives): Streetsblog says what the mainstream media and road safety groups will never say: The key to less road deaths and injuries is to simply stop driving so damn much.
Let them drink!: The American Beverage Institute is very unhappy that Utah has lowered its drunk driving threshold to .05% BAC.
Mandatory helmet laws don’t work: Can we be done with this debate already? Please?!
Common question, uncommon answer: The Willamette Week did a bang-up job answering a readers question about why bicycle riders don’t have to have insurance.
Thanks to everyone who flagged articles for us this week!