It’s time for the Bike News Roundup! Here’s a look at some stuff going around lately that caught our eye.
First up, it may not be a carbon tax, but Seattle’s Jen Strongin was recently featured in a Lime promo video talking about her work to photograph Seattle beaches and why she rides a bike to get around as a way to protect the small creatures she finds:
Pacific Northwest News
- KUOW – Should some streets only be for pedestrians? These U-District advocates think so
- Moving Seattle Forward: Transportation Equity and the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods – Front Porch
- Lengthy civil trial begins in 2015 Ride the Ducks crash that killed 5 on Aurora Bridge | The Seattle Times
- A $21,634 bill? How a homeless woman fought her way out of tow-company hell | The Seattle Times
- Rad Power Bikes to shift headquarters to West Woodland – My Ballard
- STAG Rack | Ski or Bike with Any Car by STAG Rack — Kickstarter – Interesting suction cup bike rack design for a car from a partially Seattle-based company.
- The J is for Judge: It Takes One to Know One | The C Is for crank
- Bike Works Volunteer Adrian Down is an Expert Mechanic who Learned to Ride a Bike in College – Bike Works
- Uptown Alliance removes public parklet | Queen Anne News
- The period of maximum constraint is an opportunity – Fancy Beans – Yes! We need to stop worrying about the downsides of the coming years of tough traffic downtown and look for ways to experiment and make the most of this opportunity to change how people and goods move around our city. If we come out of these years with fewer people driving, then that would be a great outcome.
- Independent Kennedy Stewart elected mayor of Vancouver | CTV Vancouver News
- People love scooters and they’re replacing car trips says City of Portland survey – BikePortland.org
- Why We Joined the Move All Seattle Sustainably Coalition » The Urbanist
- SDOT Blog » Community celebration in South Park
- Death threats, vandalism: Seattle hires mediator over 35th Avenue Northeast road project | The Seattle Times
- Seattle’s Most Influential People 2018: The Next Generation | Seattle Magazine | Seattle Neighborhood Greenways Executive Director Gordon Padelford makes the list.
- KUOW – The uphill sprint to build protected bike lane network in downtown Seattle
- Why selling land to the highest bidder might not be the city’s best bet | Crosscut
- Online Ad Leads Police to Man’s Stolen Bike | SPD Blotter
- Community to celebrate life of Queen Anne teen | Queen Anne News
- Morning Crank: Toward a Redefinition of “Single-Family” | The C Is for crank
- Charge: N. Seattle murder defendant vowed to take ‘extreme action’ against neighborhood nuisances – seattlepi.com
- Soft soils spread by settlers sink seven-year-old Sodo street structure – The Seattle Times
- Tunnel Ride | Cascade Bicycle Club
- Montlake SR-520 Expansion Contract Comes in $30 Million Over Budget » The Urbanist
- Lid I-5 Campaign Gains Momentum, High Profile Support » The Urbanist
- Leaf peeping along rail trails – Biking Bis
- Tacoma bike path nearing completion will connect cyclists to the east side | king5.com
- King County Connects – Eastside Rail Corridor Online Open house – Take this survey!
- University District Mobility Plan Would Pedestrianize The Ave and NE 43rd St » The Urbanist
- Regional Trail Alert – Closure on the Green to Cedar Rivers Trail for tree removal
Halftime Show! Bric TV profiled Brooklyn’s Courtney Williams, founder of the bicycle advocacy consultant service Brown Bike Girl:
National & Global News
- A Map of Every Building in America – The New York Times
- How Credit Acceptance Consumed Detroit With Debt | Jalopnik – With all the focus on physical damage caused by cars, we often overlook the devastating financial damage the industry levies on individuals, families and sometimes whole communities.
- Duck boat survivor Tia Coleman stunned by legal maneuver from tour operators – CNN – Ban the Ducks.
- Death Toll Keeps Rising From Police Chases – Streetsblog USA
- Lime’s New Gen 3 Electric Scooter Is About To Transform Micro Mobility | Lime
- Streetsblog Forever – Streetsblog New York City – Godspeed, Ben Fried!
- What would happen if we removed cars from cities? | World Economic Forum
- Scooter companies Bird and Lime named in lawsuit – Curbed
- Study: Uber and Lyft are Increasing Traffic Deaths – Streetsblog USA
- Kansas City integrated fare card brings bike share and transit together – Better Bike Share
- Car-Based School Commutes Hurt Families with Kids » The Urbanist
- Scooter fees will pay for better bike lanes in Indianapolis | IndyStar
- Drs. John Carsley and Kay Teschke: Turns out — duh! — that increasing speed limits didn’t increase highway safety – The Province
- For a More Walkable City, Replace Signals with All-Way Stops – Streetsblog USA – Now THIS is a smart traffic signal solution.
- Bird sues Beverly Hills over its ban of motorized scooters – Los Angeles Times
- Crash helmets need to be worn by golfers, says health & safety expert | GolfMagic – ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
- Lime is putting $3 million toward electric scooter and bike safety | TechCrunch
- Lime recalls some scooters due to fire concerns | TechCrunch
- A self-driving car can choose who dies in a fatal crash. These are the ethical considerations | World Economic Forum – Everything about this is terrible.
This is an open thread.