Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on August 19th, 2019 at 10:30 am
— This week’s Monday Roundup is sponsored by River City Bicycles.
Welcome to the week. Here are the most noteworthy items we came across in the past seven days…
Domin-knows: The subtext of this news about Dominoes Pizza investing heavily in e-bikes for pizza delivery is that bicycles are faster and more reliable in urban traffic than cars.
Working class ‘cross: Sellwood-based Team S & M is gaining national attention in the cyclocross world for its grassroots elite team and the mechanic and manager behind it all.
Curb management: An experimental system in D.C. allows people to reserve space at the curb (a.k.a. the bike lane) for loading/unloading.
Car bans trending: Seems like every week there are articles about why it makes sense to ban and/or severely limit driving access to urban cores. It’s simple: Cars take up too much space and are easily transformed into killing machines. What are we waiting for?
Freeway fighters rejoice: The federal transportation bill proposal contains a $120 million (over five years) grant program that aims to help community groups tear down interstate highways.
A bit of history: If you love the history of human-powered mobility as much as we do, you owe it to yourself to read this Roots of Progress post about why it took so long for the bicycle to be invented.
Bike subscription: Swapfiets is a service that offers a monthly subscription to a bicycle. Sort of like bike-share without the sharing.
The problem with two-way bike lanes: Already controversial, bi-directional bike lanes (which are very popular with PBOT these days) got more bad press this week when a new study found that they cause more crashes than other types of cycling infrastructure.
Designing for people: Strong Towns has coined the new term of “fantasy pedestrian” to describe the mythical human that follows all laws and never their own desires.
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