The Monday Roundup: ATV miracle cure, Big Battery, killer culture, and more


Welcome to the week. Here are the most remarkable things that BikePortland readers and editors have encountered over the past seven days …

Anti-bike AMS: Bicycle users in Amsterdam are protesting because of concerns that town planners give priority to pedestrians.

Mountain biking is the cure: Everything on this NY Times article on the rebirth of mountain biking in the United States makes me very happy except for the fact that Portland still hasn’t improved cycling access to Forest Park.

Do it well, journos! A major media authority in the UK has issued a set of “Guidelines for Traffic Collision Reporting” which asks journalists to use “crash” and not “accident” and to assign an agency in their reports.

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Day of rest in peace, Robert: Robert Marchand, who held world records for riding well in his 100th birthday, died in France at the age of 109.

America’s love affair with cars: The Biden administration is just the latest White House Democrat to marry their uncontrolled love of cars and the automotive industry. This time, it comes in the form of an electric vehicle booster.

Large battery: And as we walk the electric vehicle road, let’s keep our eyes peeled for the fact that current battery technology has its own environmental consequences.

Publicity

Monumental advocacy effort: America’s Bicycle Hall stepped up efforts to lobby the Federal Highway Administration to keep up with the program and revamp its mainstreet design rulebook to reflect modern requirements.

Killer Culture: A contributor to Outside compares people who kill cyclists to mass shooters and says he feels safer rock climbing in Yosemite than cycling in his neighborhood.

Triumphant Transit Tips: Best technology is just one of the things the US government should invest a lot more in if we want public transit to have a massive impact on our future.

House of humans, not cars: If you’re new here (or need a refresher) you should definitely Read this intro on how parking minimums are killing cities.

The highways are more than: It feels like we have reached a sort of collective moment when Governing magazine presents an article on induced demand and the “common sense” that widening highways is a terrible idea.

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