Welcome to the week.
Listed below are essentially the most noteworthy gadgets we got here throughout previously seven days…
Onerous lesson: Quinn Simmons, a rising star on a serious skilled biking crew, was fired for a tweet that was deemed “incendiary” and “divisive”. He posted a message to indicate his help 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 presents a Black Reparations Pricing program the place Black folks get 45% off retail on the acquisition of a motorcycle and elements.
Sounds acquainted: The difficulty of motorcycle theft victims finding their bikes in campsites where unhoused people live has made the information in Denver as effectively.
EV actuality: Researchers decided that we’d need about 90% of the U.S. auto fleet to run on batteries by 2050 to fulfill local weather change targets — and we’re solely at about 0.3% at this time.
Bikes and happiness: One other examine discovered that people who find themselves in a position to 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 swap to extra driving and all its related adverse impacts.
E-bikes welcome: The U.S. Division of Inside released its electric bike usage policy for public lands that’s prone to end in extra land managers giving them the inexperienced mild on non-motorized trails.
EU bike growth: Europe’s big funding in biking infrastructure to coincide with a spike in ridership throughout 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 method to answer threats of factional political violence could be to create a carfree zone downtown.
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