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The Monday Roundup: Biking the metaverse, ribbon rack redo, Bicycle Bob and extra


Welcome to the week.

Our hearts and minds are further heavy as we begin the week given all of the information from past the biking and transportation realm. Please maintain your self and others as all of us navigate these tough seas.

Listed here are probably the most notable objects that our writers and readers got here throughout up to now seven days…

Ribbon rack redo: “Wave” or “ribbon” racks are a scourge on this earth so it was wonderful to see how a motorbike activist group in Calgary has rebuilt them to be really helpful.

Dwelling exterior: On this Avenue Roots are article you may be taught what of us who dwell close to harmful roads take into consideration Mayor Wheeler’s order to ban tenting subsequent to them.

Thanks, Bicycle Bob: I’ve a really tender spot in my coronary heart for activists like Montreal’s “Bicycle” Bob Silverman, who died at age 88 this week after a protracted lifetime of pushing his metropolis to acknowledge the ills of automobiles and construct North America’s finest protected bike lane community.

Cease and frisk in visitors: Nationwide bicycling nonprofit Individuals for Bikes has signed-onto a letter to the US Division of Justice and the DOT that takes a transparent stand towards utilizing minor visitors violations as a pretext to cease individuals for different suspected crimes.

Arrested Mobility: Charles Brown, a Rutgers planning professor and Equitable Cities founder and CEO has a brand new podcast named Arrested Mobility that shares the perils of shifting round cities for Black, Indigenous and other people of shade.

Lower your expenses on GPS: Our pals at Trip With GPS clarify how you don’t must spend money on a elaborate GPS gadget to search out and navigate bike routes should you already a elaborate telephone.

Killer vehicles: This piece from Slate concerning the absurd hazard from huge truck front-ends is why I feel the federal authorities ought to require a warning sticker on the surface of them that shares a “probability of loss of life” ranking for individuals exterior the car. As an alternative of a “5 star security” ranking of us would possibly get a “5 cranium warning”.

New tech: In case you’ve heard about Net 3.0 and the metaverse and are curious the way it would possibly influence your using, let Biking Ideas be your information to this unusual new world.

Because of everybody who shared hyperlinks this week.