Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on October 1st, 2018 at 11:43 am
Welcome to the week!
Greenfield Health, a different kind of comprehensive primary care clinic with two Portland locations.
Here are the most noteworthy items we came across in the past seven days…
No commute: The latest numbers from the U.S. Census show that telecommuting has become the second most common way to get to work (behind driving alone) — surpassing public transit for the first time.
Teen scooter love: High school-aged Americans are in love with scooters — but the law isn’t on their side.
Cars kill trees: Officials in Salem say they have to remove famous cherry trees that line the courtyard across from the state capitol building because the roots are damaging the roof of an underground parking garage.
A license for safety: A high school in London wants to make license plates mandatory for all students who bike to class.
The problem with Florida: The Wall Street Journal takes an in-depth and sobering look into why so many people are injured and killed while biking on one particular stretch of road in Florida.
How many riders? Google it: In addition to helping cities calculate greenhouse gas emissions, Google plans to release estimates of bicycle ridership based on people’s use of its mapping services.
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Safer intersections: With Portland’s future including a lot more protected lanes, the question will be how to make intersections safer: We should steal knowledge from protected bike lane pioneers in New York City whose DOT just released findings of a research study on the topic (PDF).
Deadly SUVs: Turns out a major factor in the huge spike in road deaths for people on foot (up 46 percent nationwide since 2009) is the dangerous design of SUVs — and federal agencies have failed to make them safer.
TriMet’s unfair enforcement: After an Oregon judge ruled TriMet’s fare enforcement practices are unconstitutional, 13 state legislators are asking the attorney general to step in and stop them.
Transpo leadership defined: SF Mayor London Breed is tired of delays to road safety measures and says she will take a larger role in projects that would improve safety for vulnerable road users.
Maximizing road capacity: An excellent illustration by Dr. Alejandro Henao uses a sports stadium to show how many people can travel per hour per lane by various modes of transportation.
New champion, old debate: Alejandro Valverde — who served a two-year suspension for doping — won the road cycling World Championships on Sunday; but many in the cycling world are not celebrating.
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