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The Monday Roundup: Bike buses, reckless drivers, advocate personalities, and extra


Welcome to the week!

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Listed below are essentially the most noteworthy objects our writers and readers got here throughout prior to now seven days…

Bike buses on the rise: There’s a lot to like about the increase in bike-to-school buses, however this piece can also be notable for the way it says some adults in San Francisco like to hop on the morning journey even with out children simply because it’s protected and enjoyable.

Some drivers simply DGAF: This piece within the NYT jibes with my enthusiastic about how the present anxieties and “fraying social norms” of American society play an enormous function within the rise of harmful driving and deaths on our roads.

Freeways are fossil gasoline infrastructure: The Biden infrastructure bundle will likely be a colossal failure if we spend the cash on extra freeway capability, says the NY Occasions in an article that makes wonderful factors about induced demand that mentions our homegrown anti-freeway motion.

Fewer drinks, fewer deaths: A brand new report from NHTSA says that visitors fatalities in Utah went down after that state handed a regulation to decrease the BAC threshold from .08% to .05%. Oregon has proposed the same regulation but it surely has did not cross the legislature.

Which one are you?: I really feel like this rundown of the three varieties of biking advocates is fairly spot-on, don’t you?

Physique picture and biking: Former BikePortland Podcast visitors Marley Blonsky and (Oregon resident) Kailey Kornhauser have been featured on OPB’s Oregon Discipline Information present for his or her work on altering the narrative round what a “bicycle owner” is meant to appear like.

Drive much less, save lives: David Zipper makes the case that switching journeys from driving to different (safer) modes like transit ought to be a key a part of our strategy to Imaginative and prescient Zero.

Heavier e-cars: As we discuss the way forward for EVs, let’s not overlook the impacts bigger and heavier vehicles could have on our planet and lives.

In protection of open streets: Advocates in New York Metropolis are standing watch and able to defend their open streets in opposition to political whims. Portlanders ought to take word.

“Jaywalking” legal guidelines suck: As if we wanted extra proof that some legal guidelines targeted on pedestrians are nothing greater than instruments for police to harass susceptible individuals.

Because of everybody who despatched us hyperlinks this week!