The Monday Roundup: Uber’s big Jump, crash journalism 101, calling BS on Mercedes Benz ad, and more

Posted on April 9th, 2018 at 9:28 am.

Welcome to Monday.

This week’s Roundup is brought to you by Cycle Oregon’s Weekender (July 13-15) — a two-day bike bash based at University of Oregon in Eugene.

Here are the best stories we came across in the past seven days…
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The Monday Roundup: Bright lights, a dream IKEA, chop shops, and more

Posted on April 2nd, 2018 at 12:06 pm.


This week’s Monday Roundup is sponsored by the Safe Zone Helmet Mirror ~ Scan for hazards of all types with the Safe Zone Helmet Mirror, made by Portland’s Efficient Velo Tools.


Welcome to April.

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The Monday Roundup: A car vending machine, pro bike x-rays, a very strong woman, and more

Posted on March 26th, 2018 at 10:07 am.

Here are the most noteworthy stories we came across last week…

Uber’s epic fail: There was a ton of great reporting and hot takes on Uber’s Tempe tragedy last week. The most interesting piece we came across was this in-depth analysis from an AV expert who said, “This will set Uber’s efforts back considerably, and that may very well be the best thing.”

Car vending machine: Ford is behind a cat-themed machine in China that allows people to walk up and buy a car.

Bike summit recap: We didn’t make it to the National Bike Summit in Washington D.C. this year, so we were happy to find this short-but-sweet recap from Bicycle Times Magazine.
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The Monday Roundup: A deadly Uber, better bus stops, a new Surly, and more

Posted on March 19th, 2018 at 10:06 am.

Welcome to a new week.

Here are the best stories we came across in the past seven days…

A sign of humanity: Read this tale from New York about how a woman’s bike theft-inspired sign sparked a karma loop that began in her neighborhood and reached across continents.
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The Monday Roundup: Transit’s tech gap, changing speeds, virtual racing, and more

Posted on March 12th, 2018 at 9:46 am.

Welcome to the week. Here are the best stories we came across in the past seven days…

Stop killing kids: A horrible and preventable traffic tragedy on a street in Park Slope, Brooklyn has spurred outrage that some are comparing to the “Kindermoord” movement in Amsterdam. Thousands are expected at the Kids March for Safe Streets today.
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The Monday Roundup: AV myths, Team Sky high, Hype-PR-loop, and more

Posted on March 5th, 2018 at 10:56 am.

Welcome to the week. Before we get going, let us not forget the stories that came before…
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The Monday Roundup: NRA Boycott, Wakandan wonders, Oboi Reed’s big tour, and more

Posted on February 26th, 2018 at 9:48 am.

Here are the best stories we came across last week…
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The Monday Roundup: Our helmet fixation, safer trucks, busy biking bridges, and more

Posted on February 19th, 2018 at 12:27 pm.

Welcome to the week.

We have just recovered from a pretty nasty battle with server bots and gremlins that took the site down last week. I apologize for the temporary lack of site access and then the lack of a comment section on many posts. Thankfully we appear to be past the problems (knocking on my wooden desk). Please let me know if you see something strange, and it don’t look good. One more thing… As part of those server issues, we’ve had to ditch our old “Related Posts” tool. We hope to find a replacement shortly.

Here are the most notable stories we came across in the past seven days…
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The Monday Roundup: LA’s freeway follies, Vision Zero’s policing problem, a rail vision, and more

Posted on February 12th, 2018 at 11:02 am.

Welcome to the week.

Here are the most important stories we came across in the past seven days…

Vision Zero’s dilemma: Police statistics in Chicago show that 56 percent of all bike-related traffic tickets were issued in neighborhood with a majority of black residents — compared with 18 percent in white neighborhoods. (via @schmangee)

‘Bike Hunters’ strike gold: Bike company Vanmoof literally went the extra mile to catch the thief of a customer’s bike and uncovered a multinational bike theft ring in the process.

Toddlers-eye view of cities: A new film series follows toddlers while they discover urban streetscapes on foot. (via @awalkerinLA)
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The Monday Roundup: Myopic marketing, wheelchair biking, pedaling protest, and more

Posted on February 5th, 2018 at 9:45 am.

Welcome to the week. Looks like the rain is gone for a bit and we’ve warmed up a bit. I might even try riding without gloves today. I know, right!

You might notice something new this week: I’ve started giving credit to sources of links we use in the roundup. Giving credit is one of the most important tenets of the web, and it’s always bothered me that I didn’t do this in the past. I also hope you’ll discover new and smart people to follow on Twitter.

Here are the best stories we came across last week…

Unsafe at any level of nudity: A man is suing the City of Portland for $566,000 after he hit a median curb on SE Morrison and suffered injuries on his way home from the World Naked Bike Ride in 2016. (via The Oregonian)

On a related note: Los Angeles paid out $19 million last year to bicycle riders and their families to settle lawsuits related to crashes caused by unsafe road conditions. (via @bikinginorange)
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