Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on July 3rd, 2017 at 9:13 am
This week’s Monday Roundup is sponsored by The Classic — Cycle Oregon’s iconic, week-long, fully-supported bicycle ride.
Here are the best stories we came across last week…
Torontonians have spoken: A very healthy majority of Toronto residents understand that lower speeds and better bike access are a good thing for their city.
Speeding is futile: Bike riders know this all too well. When people speed in urban areas, it only wastes gas and creates more danger for everyone.
Equitable bike share: Chicago Reader has a solid report on a new PSU study that examines bike share access to low-income and communities of color.
Bikes are a global cure: The reach of cycling as a solution to urban transport issues has no boundaries — as this editorial from a news outlet in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia attests.
From Ethiopia to L.A.: “Make bike lanes safer” made it on a list of “20 ways to fix Los Angeles” in LA Weekly, a popular local newspaper.
Homeless on the bikeway: A video of people living on a popular bike route in San Francisco has spurred debate and calls for change. We’ve had similar situations here in Portland.
Build it and they come: Another example of the simplicity of solving urban transport through cycling: A network of inexpensive temporary bike lanes in Macon, Georgia led to an 800 percent increase in bicycle users.
Vision Zero policing concerns: The issue of unfair policing as a result of increased enforcement in the name of traffic safety has bubbled up in Los Angeles. This is a major reason why Portland’s Vision Zero Plan specifically ruled out more enforcement.
Carfree tourism: Take cars out of the equation and watch the money roll in: This is the thinking behind a tourism trend in Europe to prohibit auto use on iconic roads in order to encourage cycling.
Bragdon is back: Former Metro Council President David Bragdon is making headlines for his efforts to reform New York City’s embattled subway system.
Hi-viz tips: New research shows that if you want to increase your visibility among auto users, focus your hi-viz gear in places that are in motion — like on your legs or shoes.
Car control is the new gun control: Strong Towns compares gun control with the out-of-control state of our motorized traffic safety epidemic.
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