The Monday Roundup: Black Reparations pro-deal, carfree downtown, EV reality, and more

The Monday Roundup: Black Reparations pro-deal, carfree downtown, EV actuality, and extra

Welcome to the week.

Listed below are probably the most noteworthy gadgets we got here throughout prior to now seven days…

Arduous lesson: Quinn Simmons, a rising star on a serious skilled biking group, was fired for a tweet that was deemed “incendiary” and “divisive”. He posted a message to point out his assist for Trump that included a black hand-waving emoji.

Phrases matter: The regular march of extra accountable reporting on visitors crashes continues with a brand new advocacy group that has released a set of reporting guidelines.

Giving again: As a part of anti-racist actions, Rivendell Bicycle Works now gives a Black Reparations Pricing program the place Black individuals get 45% off retail on the acquisition of a motorcycle and elements.

Sounds acquainted: The problem of motorbike theft victims finding their bikes in campsites where unhoused people live has made the information in Denver as nicely.

EV actuality: Researchers decided that we’d need about 90% of the U.S. auto fleet to run on batteries by 2050 to satisfy local weather change targets — and we’re solely at about 0.3% in the present day.

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Bikes and happiness: One other examine discovered that people who find themselves capable of bike or stroll to work report much greater satisfaction with their trip than different modes.

Please don’t drive: London’s biking physique is strongly encouraging people to bike more as they brace for a pandemic-fueled change to extra driving and all its related destructive impacts.

E-bikes welcome: The U.S. Division of Inside released its electric bike usage policy for public lands that’s more likely to end in extra land managers giving them the inexperienced mild on non-motorized trails.

EU bike increase: Europe’s enormous funding in biking infrastructure to coincide with a spike in ridership in the course of the pandemic has been given the full BBC treatment in this excellent summary report.

Easy pleasures: A NY Occasions journey author who has ventured across the globe has realized cycling near his home offers many unexpected rewards.

Carfree zones: In an interview with The Oregonian launched over the weekend mayoral candidate Sarah Iannarone stated a technique to answer threats of factional political violence could be to create a carfree zone downtown.

— Jonathan Maus: (503) 706-8804, @jonathan_maus on Twitter and jonathan@bikeportland.org
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