Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on May 7th, 2018 at 9:53 am
Here are the best stories we came across in the past seven days…
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City Council candidate interviews: Still undecided? Don’t miss interviews with the five candidates vying to replace City Commissioner Dan Saltzman by OPB Radio reporter Amelia Templeton.
Must-read interview: Danish architect and city planning consultant Jan Gehl is revered among urbanists and transportation reformers. City Lab nabbed a great interview with him where he touches on the corporate-fueled technology dream (he’s unimpressed) and how we should count people like traffic engineers count cars.
No justice: A necessary dive into the sad case of Anita Kurmann in Boston, where the systemic bias against bicycle users and victim-blaming within law enforcement agencies is laid bare.
Justice: The Michigan man who purposely drove his car into a group of riders in Michigan was found guilty on for counts of murder.
Motorized bikes FTW: Seattle is just the latest city to get all giddy about the potential of electrified bicycles.
The right to drive dangerously: The Philly Voice provides this week’s takedown of the National Motorists Association, a pro-car group with an army of emailers defending the rights of drivers nationwide.
Bike share data: Don’t miss this deep-dive compilation of bike share statistics published by NACTO. One surprising tidbit: dockless bikes made up a whopping 44 percent of the total bikes available, but just 4 percent of the total trips, leading Streetsblog to wonder if that deflates the dockless hype.
Contested streets in LA: A fascinating look at the intersection between the personal struggle for safe mobility on public streets and the gangs who control it.
Not their fault: Another example that you simply cannot proclaim to care about equity unless you aggressively battle climate change.
How to tame your white privilege: This post on Colorlines from a community organizer from the Tohono O’odham Nation, features solid advice about how to check your privilege and work with people who don’t look like you. It’s very applicable to the transportation advocacy world here in Portland.
Trees are lit: I like to think bicycle riders are the most powerful force in creating great cities, but this article has me thinking trees might be the real winners.
New book alert: The Gospel of Donald Shoup has been updated. I repeat, the God of Parking Reform has published a new book!
Londoners are over cars: Since their mayor said she’d consider it, thousands of London residents have signed a petition saying they want a carfree day this fall.
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