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The Monday Roundup: Death-free streets, latest LeMonds, EV debate, and more

The Monday Roundup: Death-free streets, latest LeMonds, EV debate, and more 2020-09-28Leave a comment

The Monday Roundup: Demise-free streets, newest LeMonds, EV debate, and extra

Welcome to the week.

Beneath are essentially the most noteworthy gadgets we got here throughout previously seven days.

Excessive on Oslo: The Norwegian metropolis that has already confirmed they’ll attain “imaginative and prescient zero” is actively pursuing a zero-emission future.

Newest LeMonds: Well-known bike racer Greg LeMond has raised eyebrows by re-launching his namesake brand with urban-oriented, carbon fiber e-bikes.

It’s simply good politics: A nationwide ballot performed by the League of American Bicyclists discovered the variety of People who consider the federal authorities ought to make investments extra in secure biking infrastructure has risen to 60%.

Demise-free streets: Washington D.C. Council handed a set of measures aimed at reducing road deaths to zero by 2024 that features infrastructure investments, elevated enforcement of site visitors legal guidelines by way of purple gentle cameras, and lots of different provisions.

Swapfiets rising: We proceed to observe Netherlands-based Swapfiets grow and expand their service that provides long-term leases as an alternative choice to the extra frequent short-term bike share system mannequin.

Disaster publicity: Due to creator and former Streetsblog author Angie Schmitt’s new ebook Right of Way (Island Press, 2020), the nationwide media is starting to pay a lot more attention to how the bulging dimension of latest automobiles (and lots of different elements) have led to a “pedestrian security disaster.”

EV desires: “When you’ve a system through which structural failure is embedded, nothing in need of structural change will considerably enhance it,” says Guardian (UK) columnist George Monbiot about authorities guarantees to part out inside combustion engines in favor of battery powered ones.

Newsom disagrees: The governor of California made nationwide information by proclaiming he wants to rid the state of petrol-burning cars by 2035. For extra context on the choice, learn this quality Twitter thread by local weather coverage knowledgeable Dave Weiskopf.

‘Stand your floor’ regulation, however for automobiles: The horrifying pattern of vehicular violence has made its approach into legislation being proposed by the governor of Florida that might make it authorized to run somebody over along with your automotive in the event you have been “fleeing for security from a mob”.

12 months-long FAST: The current spending invoice handed by Congress included a re-authorization of the existing transportation bill called the FAST Act, which reformers bemoan as a giveaway to the freeway industrial complicated. Fortunately it can expire in only one yr.

From plazas to promenade? Optimistic vibes are forming round making NW 13th in the Pearl District carfree because of inspiration from the on-street eating allow program from the Metropolis of Portland.

E-biking docs: British docs and nurses are hopping on electric-assist bikes to zoom by means of site visitors and make extra house visits extra shortly.

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