The out-of-town news thread, vol. II

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Eric
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Wirecutter and Engadget review of the best bike phone mounts.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/05/19/the-best-bike-phone-mount/


Eric
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Marko82
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Eric
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I guess not all super blocks are the same. This article is about SLC and nyc. I guess the difference is that in Barca they want to keep peds/bikes flowing through the center of the blocks while in slc they are huge blocks of all buildings.

Let’s Chop Up Superblocks


Eric
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Museum in NYC has an exhibit about history of bicycles in NYC.


Eric
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REI best bike locks of 2019

The Best Bike Locks of 2019


Eric
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jonawebb
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New book about Major Taylor

The World’s Fastest Man: The Extraordinary Life of Cyclist Major Taylor, America’s First Black Sports Hero https://www.amazon.com/dp/1501192590/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_y8c9Cb51EJNR6


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Сегодня впервые во многих странах был отмечен Всемирный день велосипеда, учреждённый Резолюцией Генеральной Ассамблеи Организации Объединённых Наций по инициативе Президента Туркменистана Гурбангулы Бердымухамедова.

or if your Turkmen is rusty:

Today, for the first time in many countries, World Bicycle Day, established by the United Nations General Assembly Resolution on the initiative of President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, was celebrated. …

In addition to boys and girls, many adults recall with pleasure the sensations of childhood behind the wheel of a two-wheeled “car,” and many who appeared on the iron horse with knitting needles appeared in the cyclists’ ranks. …

Now the country has a tendency to develop mass sports, and cycling is one of the most accessible and “popular” types of physical activity. Finally, riding a bike brings a great emotional pleasure, and at the same time a wonderful opportunity to explore the world around, to visit the wonderful, protected parts of nature, without damaging their ecology. Therefore, it is not at all surprising that as a result of one international opinion poll on the subject of the most outstanding invention of mankind, the bicycle was recognized as the winner: by the number of votes, he bypassed such inventions as the telephone and the Internet combined!

http://tdh.gov.tm/news/articles.aspx&article13160&cat11

 


Eric
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op-ed in the NY Times about electric scooters in nashville.


paulheckbert
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Eric’s link didn’t work for me, as given. here it is:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/17/opinion/electric-scooters-nashville.html


Eric
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thanks. It embedded weirdly. Oddly if you hold down control and then left click the picture it opens the article in another window…


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The Iguana
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jonawebb
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Eric
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Deblasio declares “emergency” after 3 bikers killed in NYC in a little over a week

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/03/nyregion/nyc-bicycling-deaths.html?action=click&module=News&pgtype=Homepage


paulheckbert
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Los Angeles experiments with a different kind of bollard for protected bike lanes “made from ABS thermoplastic, a flexible material which is designed to collapse flat for transportation and storage”.

https://la.curbed.com/2019/7/1/20677791/los-angeles-bike-lanes-the-wave-delineator

 


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BikeSnobNYC writes about car-on-bike deaths: “Vision Zero has always completely failed to address the real problem in New York City, which is the unchecked and ever-increasing number of cars and trucks on the city’s streets. Paris, London, Copenhagen, Madrid, Tokyo: all of these cities have taken meaningful steps to reduce automobile traffic, like banning cars certain days of the month or phasing out car sales. But not New York.”

https://www.outsideonline.com/2399345/recent-cyclist-death-toll-new-york-city


Eric
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In Israel on vacation. Lots of ebikes and scooters (those lime/bird ones) in the major cities. Not sure I’ve seen a non ebike here yet. People ride all over- street, sidewalk, light rail access. Definitely need to keep awake as a pedestrian. There are lots of hills so ebikes/e assist needed as a commuter


Eric
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BBC Crowdscience podcast episode about traffic. Only reliable way to decrease congestion is via congestion pricing. Everything else , including increasing public transportation, increases congestion or keeps it the same.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csz1t3


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NYC was supposedly getting better for cyclists. What happened?


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Google maps now shows bike share stations and inventory in some cities. Not Pittsburgh.
https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/16/20696906/google-maps-bike-sharing-stations-update-docks


StuInMcCandless
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Canton Ave not the steepest? For a minute there, I thought they re-measured Welsh Way as taking the title. Oh well.


The Iguana
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A couple items about Wheeling:

Bridge on Brooke Pioneer Trail Vandalized, Association Offering $2,000 For Info

http://www.theintelligencer.net/news/top-headlines/2019/07/bridge-on-brooke-pioneer-trail-vandalized-association-offering-2000-for-info/

,Suspension Bridge’s Future Is Up in Air. Wheeling, DOH officials to meet to discuss options

http://www.theintelligencer.net/news/top-headlines/2019/07/suspension-bridges-future-is-up-in-air/

  • This reply was modified 4 months, 3 weeks ago by  The Iguana.

Eric
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NY Times reporter becomes a bike delivery person for Uber eats/postmastes/etc in NYc.


paulheckbert
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Eric’s link (which didn’t work for me in Chrome):
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/21/nyregion/doordash-ubereats-food-app-delivery-bike.html

  • This reply was modified 4 months, 3 weeks ago by  paulheckbert.

Eric
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This is another message board bug. I use chrome and cut and paste the link in and it converts it to something unopenable. Oi.


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“Less than a month after announcing a moratorium on Madrid’s car ban in the city center on the justification that traffic is part of the city’s identity (yes, seriously), the city’s right-wing coalition is now poised to reverse itself and go back to the ban that has been in place since December, CityLab reports. Who would have thought a pro-traffic political platform could backfire?

This reversal-of-the-reversal is particularly noteworthy because of the manner in which the backpedal happened: through upheld court challenges and mass protest.“

https://jalopnik.com/madrids-car-ban-flip-flop-shows-just-how-much-people-in-1836724939

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From the story above about NYC’s proposed cycling plan, regarding bollards “the barriers should also be placed close together and be sturdy enough to keep cars from crossing into the bike lanes. Cars have driven through or right over flexible plastic rods that currently run alongside some lanes”.

Pittsburgh drivers would never do that.


Eric
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The only reason why bolards are on their sides here in PGH is because they’re tired.


paulheckbert
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Drivers buzz women cyclists more often than men, study finds (but sample size was small)

http://m.startribune.com/drivers-crowd-women-on-bikes-more-often-than-men-study-finds/513173082


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jonawebb
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Historical perspective on bikelash in NYC.


Eric
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The Wirecutter review of bike locks. Updated 7-31-2019.

https://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-bike-lock/


jonawebb
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paulheckbert
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Study finds that e-bike riders get as much exercise as riders of regular bikes, because they ride farther and use car less

https://www.treehugger.com/bikes/study-finds-e-bike-riders-get-much-exercise-riders-regular-bikes.html


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Brooklyn DA won’t charge driver in hit-and-run that killed Aurilla Lawrence.

NYPD Won’t Charge Hit-And-Run Driver Who Killed Aurilla Lawrence

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