The Monday Roundup

All the best bike news from around the web, delivered to our Front Page every Monday.

The Monday Roundup: Bikeway fights, a human chain, rail crossing research, and more

by on July 17th, 2017 at 10:56 am

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Welcome to Monday.

Here are the best stories we came across last week…
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The Monday Roundup: Artcrank b’day, good bike laws, bad air, a transit scam, and more

by on July 10th, 2017 at 9:33 am

Welcome to Monday.

I regret not being in the office on Friday after dropping the Oregon bike tax bomb. I was on the road covering a bike ride in McMinnville. As such, I wasn’t able to respond to all your comments, requests and tweets as I would have liked. Sorry!

So let’s re-engage shall we? To start things off let’s review some of the best things we came across on the web last week…[Read more…]

The Monday Roundup: Carfree tourism, hi-viz tips, futility of speeding, and more

by on July 3rd, 2017 at 9:13 am

This week’s Monday Roundup is sponsored by The Classic — Cycle Oregon’s iconic, week-long, fully-supported bicycle ride.

Here are the best stories we came across last week…

Torontonians have spoken: A very healthy majority of Toronto residents understand that lower speeds and better bike access are a good thing for their city.

Speeding is futile: Bike riders know this all too well. When people speed in urban areas, it only wastes gas and creates more danger for everyone.
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The Monday Roundup: Pro-bike business group, NIMBYs, poop, pot, and more

by on June 26th, 2017 at 7:30 am

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

Business group embraces bikes: While Portland’s chamber of commerce dropped off the anti-bike cliff last week, a business association in Vancouver BC has realized it’s much smarter to work with bike advocates.

Driverless cars to the rescue!: Is there anything cars can’t do? The media and corporations want us to think they’ll cure congestion and even help us reach vision zero.

Family 411: Bikabout shared a bunch of family biking equipment tips and online resources nationwide.
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The Monday Roundup: Lessons from Oslo, TNC impacts, a forgotten bike boom, and more

by on June 19th, 2017 at 10:35 am

Cars are weapons: There’s been another intentional attack using a motor vehicle in a crowded city. It will be interesting to see if governments respond by limiting auto access and/or creating more protected areas for vulnerable users (both of which have been encouraged by transportation reformers for many years).

Bike-share’s latest boom continues: We continue to track the explosive growth in next-gen bike share systems taking over Chinese streets. Check the latest data from private companies operating the largest systems China. One of them is manufacturing 100,000 bikes per day to keep up with demand.
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The Monday Roundup: Citi Bike fatality, sexism, a hellish interchange, and more

by on June 12th, 2017 at 4:21 pm

This week’s Monday Roundup is sponsored by the Gathering at Gateway Green — opening day for the Dirt Lab! It’s coming June 24th.

Here are the best stories we came across last week…

Being a woman on a bike: We often hear about advocacy efforts to “get more women on bikes.” But guys, have you ever stopped to think about what the riding experience is like for women on bikes? It’s often not pretty, as this post on Greater Greater Washington illuminates.[Read more…]

The Monday Roundup: Vehicular terrorism, trackless streetcar, fashion police, and more

by on June 5th, 2017 at 10:59 am

This week’s Monday Roundup is brought to you by The Weekender, a three-day event (July 7-9) by Cycle Oregon with rides, fun and friends.

While I’ve been in Montréal the past several days (headed home in a few minutes), I’ve continued to watch the news unfold. Things are getting heavy out there on our streets in more ways than one.

Here are the most memorable stories that came across my desk this week…
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The Monday Roundup: A note on MAX attacks, Seattle bike share, fast toddlers and more

by on May 30th, 2017 at 10:13 am

This is not a normal week. I’m not sure when normal will ever return.

While we move on with covering bicycling and related news, my thoughts remain heavy with the many issues surrounding the hate-fueled attacks on innocent people that happened Friday on a light rail train in northeast Portland. I’m not sure what form the incident and its aftermath will take here on BikePortland, but it will have an impact — both on the stories we cover and how we cover them, as well as the content and tone of the daily discussions we have in the comments. On that note, please be extra mindful of other peoples’ feelings and perspectives as we all struggle to cope with the many layers of outrage and newly exposed (for some) reality of these stressful times.[Read more…]

The Monday Roundup: Smog-eating bikes, ‘clueless’ Boston mayor, bus-only lanes and more

by on May 22nd, 2017 at 10:17 am

This week’s Monday Roundup is sponsored by The Pioneer Century. Coming up on June 3rd, this is a classic Oregon ride that should be on everyone’s list. Register online today!

Here are the best stories we came across last week…
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The Monday Roundup: Forgotten bike highways, near-doom for Froome, evil automakers, and more

by on May 15th, 2017 at 10:12 am

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

Carfree cold feet: Some business interests and other residents are raising concerns about a plan to make a major corridor in central Berlin carfree by 2019.

Bringing bikeways back: British bicycling journalist and author Carlton Reid is up another wonderful project: the resurrection of a network of bike highways built in the UK in the 1930s. And don’t forget to check his Kickstarter.

A day in the life: Urban researchers found that about 1/3 of riders in a study had a close-call and many were the target of dangerous driving and verbal assault.

Getting justice: Road rage is more common than people think. If it happens to you, here’s a tale of why it’s so important to get a license plate number and pursue a case against the perpetrator.

I’ll opt for the bike: New, peer-reviewed research out of New York City shows that amount of bus trips fell 2.42 percent with every thousand bike-share docks.
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