Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on December 3rd, 2018 at 9:48 am
This week’s Monday Roundup is sponsored by the Ruckus Warehouse Sale, this Saturday December 8th.
Here are the most noteworthy items we came across in the past week…
You get an e-bike! And you get an e-bike! One of “Oprah’s Favorite Things” this year is an electric bike that she loves because it allows her to pedal up to 20 mph.
William Shatner likes them too: The entertainer credits his “magic” e-bike for helping him stay fit and creative well into his 80s.
Guerrilla bus stop benches: An anonymous artist and transit activist in Los Angeles is giving people a place to sit by installing unsanctioned wooden benches at bus stops.
Seattle bike share: Deeming dockless bike share a big success, the City of Seattle is expanding their program and expects to have up to 20,000 bikes on the street by this coming spring.
Too much driving: California’s climate change regulator released a new report saying the state isn’t meeting its goals because of the, “state’s inability to curb the amount of driving.”
Bike to fly: The venerable NY Times reported on how biking to the airport is a thing people actually do. The article featured a tidbit about Portland via a quote from yours truly.
The men/women ‘cross chasm: The cyclocross world is aflutter because the men’s races are losing viewers (because the same guy wins every time) while the women’s races have never been more popular or exciting.
U-Dub goes cargo: The University of Washington uses a fleet of five electric cargo bikes to deliver all inter-campus mail and packages. The move has made the campus safer, cleaner, quieter, and more efficient.
Be an e-scooter tycoon: Think you can manage an electric scooter fleet better than a public agency? Bird will now sell any small business operator a fleet of scooters and all they pay is a 20 percent licensing fee.
Death by scooter rider: An elderly woman in Spain was hit and killed by a man riding a scooter.
Tweet of the Week: Our friend Steven Mitchell (who got harassed by a truck driver a few weeks ago), shared this great footage of a very common occurrence in Portland…
Those bikes, hogging the road. Probably one of those stupid bikes causing all this traffic. pic.twitter.com/SDm7Uc8oTR
— Steven Mitchell (@stevenrmitch) November 27, 2018
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