The Monday Roundup: B2V, dockless diversity, e-bike share, and more

Posted on January 16th, 2018 at 1:37 pm.


Yes I realize it’s Tuesday. It just didn’t feel right to post this on Martin Luther King Day (I posted something about activism instead, thinking that was more in line with the spirit of the holiday).

So without further ado, here are the best stories we came across last week…
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The Monday Roundup: Bike Snob’s mic drop, de Blasio’s bollards, Ayesha McGowan, and more

Posted on January 8th, 2018 at 10:06 am.

Welcome to the first full week of 2018.

Here are the best stories we came across last week…

Scofflaw science: A study in Florida found that — surprise, surprise — people break traffic laws at similar rates regardless of the type of vehicle they operate.

Breaking barriers: ESPN has the story of Ayesha McGowan, a woman who wants to be the first African-American to land a professional cycling contract.

Dutch data: The great Bicycle Dutch blogger and filmmaker Mark Wagenbuur starts off the year with a slew of interesting datapoints about cycling in The Netherlands. Don’t miss the video at the end.
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The Monday Roundup: MAMILs not so bad, auto pollution reality, and more

Posted on January 2nd, 2018 at 12:53 pm.


Big plans: Berlin is the latest city to unveil a bold infrastructure plan that will vastly improve bicycling conditions. By 2025 the city will aim to build 62 miles of “cycle superhighways” and 100,000 new bike parking spots. Existing bike lanes will be “rigorously protected by bollards.”

Welcome to 2018! Hope everyone had a fruitful and fun holiday.

Here are the best stories we came across over the past week or so (keep in mind I haven’t kept up as carefully as usual since before Christmas).
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The Monday Roundup: Serious diversion, Elon’s rough week, ‘hostile’ bike racks and more

Posted on December 26th, 2017 at 11:22 am.

Hi everyone. Hope you’re enjoying a warm and festive interlude between Christmas and New Year’s — and surviving the first ice/snow of the season.

Here are the best stories we came across last week…

No slowin’ car culture: Road & Track Magazine has quite a driver-centric perspective on safety: Slow speeds kill more people, and traffic calming measures makes drivers frustrated and even more dangerous.

Oh Elon: Tesla CEO Elon Musk had quite a week. He bashed public transit, sparked a Twitter rebellion that ended up in The Guardian, and then got into a childish and superficial criticism of a very respected expert on the topic. Here’s aforementioned expert Jarrett Walker summing it all up.
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The Monday Roundup: Senator scofflaw, self-driving slowdown, women racer challenges, and more

Posted on December 18th, 2017 at 9:42 am.


Happy Monday everyone. I was out of town visiting family for a few days last week (you might have noticed the lack of posts), so this week’s Roundup is a bit spare.

Here are the best stories I read and bumped into thanks to reader submissions…

Adding immunity to injury: An interesting legal case from Illinois found that municipalities don’t have blanket immunity to lawsuits for poorly maintained bike paths (but it’s still hard to find them liable).
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The Monday Roundup: Bike highways in London and Cleveland, blaming bad driving, a bike racing lifer, and more

Posted on December 11th, 2017 at 9:07 am.

Here are the best things we came across last week…

This week’s Monday Roundup is sponsored by Tigr Lock, a strong and lightweight solution to protect your bike from thieves.

A bike racing “lifer”: Bill Elliston’s lifelong dedication to racing bikes and helping other people get into the sport is worth every word of this longform piece from Peter Flax at CyclingTips.com.

Meet Seattle’s top advocrat: Seattle’s chief traffic engineer Dongho Chang got a profile in the Seattle Times for his work to, “to make Seattle’s streets safer, more efficient.” (He’s also a fun follow on Twitter at @dongho_chang.)

Blame it on the rock: I’ll just leave this here: “Drivers can’t seem to stop hitting a giant rock in a suburban parking lot, despite it being an inanimate object surrounded by yellow-painted curbs.”
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The Monday Roundup: Bunny hopping the patriarchy, BRT in ABQ, Vision Zero not enough, and more

Posted on December 4th, 2017 at 11:04 am.

Here are the most noteworthy stories that came across our desk last week…

Bunny-hopping the patriarchy: Cyclocross pro Ellen Noble’s rise as a voice for women’s equality cycling is just as impressive and important as her race results — many of which she earns while confidently bunny-hopping barriers.
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The Monday Roundup: Pinarello propaganda, the reciprocity myth, Vancouver’s success, and more

Posted on November 27th, 2017 at 9:57 am.

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Welcome back! Hope your long holiday weekend was everything you hoped for. Here are the best stories we came across last week…

This week in car culture: Fox News show host Jeanine Pirro was cited for driving 119 mph in a 65 mph zone and said she “didn’t realize how fast she was driving.”
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The Monday Roundup: Seattle’s secret, Sicily’s stereo cycles, sad satire, and more

Posted on November 20th, 2017 at 9:54 am.

Welcome to the week! These are the best stories we came across in the past seven days…

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Sad-tire: This Onion article is hits close to home when it quotes a make-believe NHTSA official as saying, “If every cyclist purchased and operated a car like you’re supposed to as an adult, bike fatalities would drop an estimated 40 percent within six months alone.”

Stereo-cycles: Teens in Palermo Sicily are into a hot new trend: Putting as many speakers as possible onto their bicycles.
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The Monday Roundup: Equiticity, beating bike theft, Montreal’s new mayor, and more

Posted on November 13th, 2017 at 11:49 am.


This week’s Monday Roundup is sponsored by Urban Tribe cargo bikes, which are now 15 percent off for BikePortland readers.

Here are the best stories that came across our desks last week…
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